Pig Shelter for Happy Hooves Farm

$630 of $50k goal

Raised by 16 people in 1 month
Della Jastrzab  MARTVILLE, NY
Most pigs raised for food live in terrible unnatural conditions. Pigs are very intelligent social creatures that thrive in family units and community settings. We like to raise our pigs outdoors in the open air under sunshine where they can live more natural lives with room to run, the ground to root in, and the opportunity to socialize in family units and community. To live like this requires some special access to shelter for shade and protection from rain, wind, biting cold.  Until now we have used small individual unit portable shelters that we build. Pigs are really tough on things, their physical strength is incredible. They love to tear things apart for play and once they damage their portable shelter it leaves them open to the elements. it has been a nightmare trying to keep up with the damage control and they always seem to do it right before a storm.
We want to get serious about our humane pig raising venture and need a good permanent structure that the pigs can access any time they want.
We have a perfect field on our farm for this and a plan that would include a large permanent centrally located shelter for our pigs to find shade in the summer and shelter in the winter that will also allow complete access to the outdoors with controlled rotation of field paddocks to maintain their good health. This shelter would offer family units for sows with their piglets as well as a community area for all to socialize in. To complete our plans we need to raise $50,000 to add to the personal funds we already have available.  This would be like a 50/50 match. We kick in half, and ask our friends, family, customers, and fellow animal lovers to collectively kick in the other half. We hope to offer a working model of this system to other farms to raise the welfare standards for these marvelous creatures all over the country.
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Update 3
Posted by Della Jastrzab
10 days ago
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And some more little piggies made their appearance just last night!
9 little cuties altogether
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Update 2
Posted by Della Jastrzab
23 days ago
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At this FB page you will see I have started offering stuff for sale to help me raise funds. I have tons more stuff I will put up there as time permits. Please Like, Follow and Share that page so you get notified when new stuff is added. And just contact me if you want something or have a question. Every $ counts!
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Update 1
Posted by Della Jastrzab
1 month ago
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I want to show you my "Field of Dreams". This is my 10 acre field across from my house in full view for security. Here is where I want to put up a nice big shelter to move my pigs to with continuous outdoor access at will and all the comforts a pig could desire.
my own "Field of Dreams"
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$630 of $50k goal

Raised by 16 people in 1 month
Created February 28, 2017
DH
$25
Debbie Hughes
6 days ago
BG
$50
Benita Greenfield
9 days ago
$30
Anonymous
10 days ago
DR
$25
Derrick Rodriguez
21 days ago
$40
Anonymous
1 month ago
BL
$100
Barbara Lindo
1 month ago

All in, good for you.

$30
Yvonne Merriam
1 month ago
AR
$50
Angie Russell
1 month ago
$30
Anonymous
1 month ago
DB
$25
Dana Boheen
1 month ago
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