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 Post subject: Goat/livestock fencing
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:58 pm 
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Location: Lewisville,TX
I just bought some land and it needs better fencing, I would like to have some goats. There is some barbed wire, but it is not in great shape. Any advice on the best way to put up goat fencing (in some cases over the barbed wire), and an inexpensive place to buy the fencing materials in North Texas?

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 Post subject: goat fencing
PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:00 pm 
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Hi what ever You do dont put up 6"x6" fencing goats will get there heads hung in it


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 Post subject: goat/ livestock fencing
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:44 am 
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Actually 6 inch wire is big problem for goats getting
out, besides older ones gettin caught and then not
geing able to get out. There is an old saying about
goats - if you can throw water through the fence,
goats will probably get through it.
You can use 4 x 4 goat panels (20 ft long and 4 feet
high) or 2 x 4 wire. Make sure there are no holes.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 6:26 am 
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Is the 2 x 4 wire is less expensive than the 4 x 4 panels, but harder to put up? Do you need any special equipment to keep it taut when putting it in?

Also, where would I go to buy this in North Texas?

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 Post subject: goat fense
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:13 am 
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4 x4 pannels are expensive. You can get 2 inch x 4 inch wire at Tractor Supply - all over TX. My wife and I hated goats - we had them for 2 years. Small cattle are a lot better in my opinion. Call me if you want to talk some time. Office # is 940 665 7878.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:33 am 
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If using the 2x4, get the woven no-climb horse fence. Do not use the welded version because the can tear it up pretty easily. It's not cheap, but neither are the panels. At TSC you can get roles up to 250' at 4' & 5' heigths.

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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 10:20 am 
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A few years ago I drove from San Diego, CA east back to Texas. Somewhere in the Imperial County of CA I passed a huge field of baby goats that didn't seem to be fenced in. I finally had to pull over and see what was going on. They were being kept off the highway by one strand of electric fence at about shoulder height for the goats. They could have easily gone under or over the wire, but they were nowhere near it. The only thing I could figure was the farmer had some sort of electric wire "conditioning program" for the goats before turning them out.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:25 pm 
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I have been installing a fence product called goat tuff. The one I am using is 48" tall and has 13 horizontal strands. The bottom few are 3" tall and go up in spacing from there. So far I am pretty pleased with it however if this is a DYI project be prepared to spend some time with this installation. It is high tension and is a good effort to install. McCoy's sells it and a farmer's co-op near the factory (New Braunfields) has the best price.


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