I'm surprising my soon to be 8 year old son with a female piglet for his birthday next month and I need any good links to pig info, and I also need advice on building a pig pen. I picked a female because I figured if he does get attached to her (he's assuring me that he wants to raise her for bacon) and we can't eat her, then we can at least breed her and sell piglets. She is a Yorkshire/Spot cross. I want her to have a nice roomy pen with wooden fencing, it cannot be an eyesore. What can you all reccomend for size? I read somewhere 10 X 10 but I want bigger than that... Maybe 14 X 14 or 16 X 16? What type of shelter will she need for the winter? A run in shed type of deal? Will it need to have a door on it for some reason? I'm just trying to imagine her say out in the snow storm. Are pigs hardy enough to handle the winter with a run-in shed bedded with think straw or do they need more protection than that? Please let me pick your brain! Thank You!