Nursery Room Layout Changes

 

Basics:

A pig to 30 kg (66lbs) requires 0.3 m2 (3.2 m2). It requires one nipple drinker to 10 pigs or one water bowel to 20 pigs or one turkey drinker to 40 pigs (to 15 kg). Feed space requirement at weaning is 100 mm (4 inches) per pig for the first 3 days, afterwards 50 mm (2 inches) per pig to 30 kg (66 lbs). Air movement should be less than 0.2 m-2 (50 feet per minute) in the sleeping area. Ambient air temperature in the sleeping area should be 30C (86F) at weaning to 24C (75F) at 30 kg. The remainder of the house can remain at 24C (75F) through out the 6-7 weeks of growth this will enhance feed intake.

 

Situation 1: Nursery with slatted floor and central passageway

 

Floor plan Likely air pattern

 

 

Suggested new floor plan:

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Floor plan

Air pattern

 

The red area indicates a possible lying/sleeping area. Note no drafts are required over the sleeping area.

 

 


Situation 2: Nursery with slatted floor and a solid central passageway

 

Current design:

 

Floor plan Likely air pattern

 

 

Proposed change to

 


 

Situation 3: Nursery with Extraction Fans at the far end with either all slatted or solid central floor.

 

Current layout:

 

 

Floor plan Likely air pattern

 

Proposed layout:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Floor plan Likely air pattern