How long do pigs live in gestation or farrowing stalls?
While the exact time a sow (mother pig) spends in a gestation stall will vary from farm to farm, a number of sows spend a significant amount of their pregnancy in individual pens (gestations stalls). These pens are used so that individual sows can be fed relative to their individual needs and to reduce the impact of aggressive behaviors seen in group housing. Every farmer does things a little differently. Some farms are now removing sows from gestation stalls after they are confirmed pregnant. Sows and their pigs will stay in an individual maternity pen for about 3 weeks, until the baby pigs are weaned.