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Old 06-29-2019, 09:25 AM   #1
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Question How to build a Hog trap door

I recently got some good square tubing already framed out, so I'm looking at doing a Hog Trap
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It is 9' x 40" x 42" I may just use 2 sides instead of 4 and cover with Cattle Panels. The way it set up now is with 4 of these panels.

What I need to figure out is how to build the door. I've seen drop gates, and swinging doors. Any pros cons to those who built them. I've searched the net and got plenty ideas, but would like some of y'all s feedback. I look at the ones from Tractor Supply, but I'm not spending 250.00 for it, when I can make one identical for free.

Is there any pre made that's not that expensive ? other styles you seen ?
This will be my first one, so I'm open to any ideas that are cheap and efficient
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Old 06-29-2019, 10:26 AM   #2
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I'm thinking of making a swing gate out of these 2, may have to overlap the panels or shorten the trap width
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Old 06-29-2019, 10:27 AM   #3
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Not sure if I need multiple gates or just build 1
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Old 06-29-2019, 10:30 AM   #4
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I prefer a drop/guillotine gate.
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Old 06-29-2019, 10:16 PM   #5
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I have one of the 3-part gates like your picture and I have recently bolted 2 of the gates together so I can have a wider trap opening to encourage the larger pigs to come in. Based on my camera check today, it is working. Will set the trap tomorrow night and Monday and Tuesday will tell.
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Old 06-29-2019, 10:37 PM   #6
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I built a swing door. Used a black rubber bungee cord for the spring and a ramp style trigger. I have caught a bunch of hogs in it over the years.
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I have one about that size that I’ve caught a ton of pigs in. The door hinges in from the side and has two trampoline springs for tension. We tie a piece of wire across the back on the bottom then stretch a wire from that wire to a stick that is at the top of the door holding it open. They go in and bump the wire and pull the stick and the door closes. The key is we have a feeder on the top of the trap that can only drop corn into the back of the trap. We let it feed for a while so they get used to going in then we set it. Usually caught pigs every time!
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Old 06-30-2019, 12:21 AM   #8
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I also have a 3 door swing gates like you have pictured. I like it because it allows the smaller pigs to push it open (not that a single would be too heavy). I caught this big boy Sunday night (2 doors are tied up).
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