Originally Posted by centrarchid
You will be spending a lot of money to make so many paddocks where each is 1 acre in size. Well into the thousands for fencing alone and multiple chargers will be required.
Originally Posted by 123RedBeard
There is 43,560 sq ft in an acre.
If your current 756' of fencing is set up in a perfect square of 189' ... You will have 35,721 sq ft, so at most .82 acre fenced in ... If for instance you had a rectangle of 100' X 278' you would only have 27,800 sq ft which is only .63 acre fenced in ... So you probably have closer to 3/4 of an acre with your current setup.
For that much fencing (as your proposed long range plan) ... I would think that a perimeter of field fence, http://m.redbrand.com/759238?t=f1qj3qc73vd4i591qrv91f2e30
with a few strands of electric would be much better, and easier to maintain, and last much longer ... An acre would need 840-1,000 ft of fencing ... multiple fence lines of 5-6 164' sections of poultry netting is going to take a lot of maintenance to keep the weeds down ... And how many years will it last?
Here is an fence length per acre guide ... http://m.redbrand.com/759957?t=f1qj3qc73vd4i591qrv91f2e30
if your runs are back to back, they could share a fence line on one side ...
My space is a circle so the 756 circumference is actually more than an acre.
Your point is taken though.
Thanks for the links.
The tallest available is 4'. Is that tall enough for perimeter (not paddock) fencing?
What are your thoughts on not using paddock fencing at all and JUST use a perimeter fence?
I got to rethinking my need to keep duck, chickens, geese and turkeys apart.
Less fence, waterers, feeders, shelters and watch/guard animals.
I've also decided to hold off on adding a small varmint hunter to my tool box.
Even though I have quite a bit of experience in raising/training Retrievers, I don't trust that I will have the patients for a little yapper.
I'm going to begin with bait traps for now.