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There has been little development in the general design of huts but farrowing huts, in particular, have benefited from improved size and shape, the addition of doors and fenders and the provision of insulation and ventilation flaps. A more recent development is the introduction of large "tents" constructed out of large straw bales and tarpaulins, which are used to accommodate groups of sows at service and in the early stages of pregnancy.