No, not a bathtub for our tiny cottage. This bathtub is going down to the winter garden space for sows to use. No… They don’t take baths in it. They’re quite a bit to big. Rather we use old cast iron bathtubs for feeders for the whey and water.
The tubs work great, have a large capacity and are pig tough. Being immensely heavy the tubs are not as likely to get tossed around by the big pigs. Once they freeze to the ground they are completely secure. Add a plug of clay for the drain hole the sows have an instant new drinking fountain. Bathtubs are also just the right depth for pigs unlike the stock tanks which are really designed fro longer necked animals like cattle and horses.
The tub shown here hanging by a chain from the bucket loader came from a nice gentleman who did a renovation over in Northfield, Vermont. Out with the old and on to better pastures. If you’re in our area and have an old bathtub you want taken away, let us know! Cast iron are great. Steel are okay. Plastic no-go.
Outdoors: 28°F/13°F Mostly cloudy
Farm House: 57°F/52°F Water to south, Bathtubs set north & atrium, north fencing
Tiny Cottage: 56°F/45°F