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Hi M3ben,
noisy little critters under those circumstances aren’t they! Its likely they will breed even if siblings – but once pregnant, the female will be looking for her own safe place away from any males, to give birth and rear the young. I think if she doesn’t inhabit any house you put out immediate – she may well migrate to it in a couple of weeks.
I’m sure you know what to look for in a hog house – but needs to be predator, and draft proof – usually a longish entrance tunnel does this or maze type entrance. BHPS shop have good house options, Hogaloo, which is fairly pricey but an investment. Reject hog house options that use treated wood as they do lick their surroundings and can poison themselves in this way. You could put some hay / straw and twigs in there yourself – but she will like to build her own nest or finish it off herself anyway – they are fussy! keep putting the food and water out over summer months too. Fingers crossed you will see her bringing her babies to the food!