Diane recently asked,”How often do the piglets have to be cleaned out?”
I muck out my piglets twice a day removing any muck and the straw that has got wet and dirty. I then give give them a really thorough cleaning out every week or so.
They are bedded up with fresh straw every morning and sometimes get some on a night as it stops them from getting bored.
It is important to remove the muck and the wet straw as the piglets can trample the muck and straw into their food and water troughs.
Leaving muck in the pig pen for any length of time can cause the spread of disease and unpleasant odours.
I remove the manure using my new pitch fork and shovel.