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Stopping Drafts

GalapasGalapas Senior Member
edited June 2010 in Pig Tales and Stories
Does anyone know of a way to cover a door (about 3' high by 2" wide) to keep the draft out in winter? We have a nice little barn for our pigs but are not sure what to use as a cover for the door. This is their access door in and out of the barn, so we need something that they won't be afraid to walk through. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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  • Stevie GStevie G Super Moderator
    edited June 2010
    Galapas wrote:
    Does anyone know of a way to cover a door (about 3' high by 2" wide) to keep the draft out in winter? We have a nice little barn for our pigs but are not sure what to use as a cover for the door. This is their access door in and out of the barn, so we need something that they won't be afraid to walk through. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    Clear strips of plastic which you can buy in rolls, overlayed, and nail or screwed into wood, or better still black conveyer belt rubber overlapped or side by side(is heavy though) may be the go, or wooden doors, etc.......
  • Stevie GStevie G Super Moderator
    edited June 2010
    blonde wrote:
    Even a hession bag that is allowed to hang down is a good idea.
    Another idea is to put a blank wall about 4 foot from the door and bring it up above the top of your door. This will stop the wind and allow the pigs to come a go. I generally use 2 sheets of tin or sometimes 3 horizontally and put one on top of each other and tied at both ends with a wire on a post. Works a dream. Cheap fix for a windy cold day....Can leave their all through summer as well.
    Straw bales as well, even infront of farrowing huts, on there side or one on top of the other.
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