Stone for pig pen

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Old 07-07-20, 05:35 PM
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Stone for pig pen

I am thinking about stoning my barn instead of doing concrete. I can get stone that 3/16 to dust sized stone that I should be able to wet down and pack hard like concrete. Has anyone done this for a pig pen. Or steer. They also have stone that 3/4 inch to dust sized.
 
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Old 07-08-20, 04:45 AM
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Yes, stone dust can compact down, not like concrete but still sorta hard. Hooves will dent and tear it up and a pig will certainly be able to easily rut through it unless you ring their noses. Then there is the problem of cleaning. You can't clean stone or stone dust so it would soon get nasty.
 
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Old 07-08-20, 05:03 AM
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I am not telling you whats really right or wrong but, having grown up on a small farm which included 20 - 30 hogs at any given time mainly for our personal food source (a few to sell occasionally). The old folks always told us to never raise your hogs on hard ground. Dont put them on concrete period. I understand that you aren't talking about putting them on concrete, its just what we were taught and abided by. What I am saying is, we were cautioned not to put hogs on hard surfaces.
I understand that some people do raise hogs on concrete in a pen to keep them from rooting or rooting out. We were taught not to do this. We were taught to let them stay on pasture.

Old folks - old wives tales? Maybe, maybe not. I'm simply providing my advice, whether its worth anything or not. Everyone is different & everyone has their own opinions.
 
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Old 07-08-20, 10:10 AM
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I was always told not to eat pigs that were raised in dirt. But I didn't grow up around them. We had dairy
 
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