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post #1 of 9
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This looks like a great goat fence.

Has anyone tried building a fence like this to keep goats in? I'd really like to know.

This was taken from:  http://www.luresext.edu/goats/library/field/hart01.html

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. Barbed Wire - 10-12 strand

This fence is a very secure fence that keeps goats in and is difficult for humans to cross. This tends to be one of the more predator-resistant types of fence. It is composed of a number of strands of barbed wire that are closely spaced with wire stays every 4-5 ft to hold the wires in alignment. The wires are spaced 3-3.5 inches apart at the bottom and increased to 4, 5, and 6 inches between the wires towards the top of the fence. Post spacing can be 10-15 ft. Since there are so many strands of barbed wire under tension, careful attention must be given to having a stout set of braces to hold the tension of wire. The cost for1/4 mile of this fence with one set of corners and two line braces and the list of materials needed is as follows:

12 rolls of barbed wire   @$24 each   $288
105 T-posts, 6 ft long (12-ft spacing)   @2.83 each   297
2 line braces posts and horizontal   @28 each   56
1 corner brace   @43 each   43
Total cost of materials     684

post #2 of 9

All I know is:

Delicate hanging full udders + barbed wire = disaster eventually.

I would only ever use barbed wire for cattle, and honestly, it doesn't even keep THEM in, as my neighbor's cattle demonstrate quite often.

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post #3 of 9

never like barb wires around goats/ sheep, nothing but trouble.

The difference between pets and pests is only on which side of the fence they're standing... keep your animals in your own property.

 

 



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post #4 of 9

With goats ...they say if it dont hold water it wont hold a goat...I use cattle panels for mine and if you are doing a pasture use square wire fence and either hot wire or barb..barb on top and hot at the bottom...My pens are made of cattle panels and horse panels for the bucks. rest of the fence is square and barb wire. Good luck

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* And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens. * Proverbs 27:26-27
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post #5 of 9

Goats + barbed wire = nearly certain disaster.

We use cattle panels.  You could probably get away with really tall feild fencing provided you didn't space you posts too far apart.

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post #6 of 9

What about dog kennel panels?  I got like 15 off of craigslist a couple weeks ago.  I've been buying them when the price is right.

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post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by cluckychick 

What about dog kennel panels?


They work for a while (provided they're not really short).  But goats climb/stand on fencing and will break it down in short order.

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Also, wegotchickens is a post Nazi. 
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post #8 of 9

We built a wooden fence with three rails across about 5 feet high. It looks like typical horse fencing, but we surrounded that with tough wire fencing that had little rectangle holes in it. That kept two HUGE nubian wethers in for close to ten years. The only time they ever escaped was if we left the gate open.

I don't like the idea of barbed wire, even for cattle (at least on a small scale). I've seen way too many disasters, from bulls jumping over the barbed wire and ripping open their gut, to horses with huge scars from having barbed wire wrapped around their legs. Just doesn't seem like a good combination.

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post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by Chickerdoodle13 

We built a wooden fence with three rails across about 5 feet high. It looks like typical horse fencing, but we surrounded that with tough wire fencing that had little rectangle holes in it. That kept two HUGE nubian wethers in for close to ten years. The only time they ever escaped was if we left the gate open.

I don't like the idea of barbed wire, even for cattle (at least on a small scale). I've seen way too many disasters, from bulls jumping over the barbed wire and ripping open their gut, to horses with huge scars from having barbed wire wrapped around their legs. Just doesn't seem like a good combination.


That sounds good.  Did you line the inside of the wood fence with the wire fencing?


Edited by Preservation Acres - 2/16/09 at 6:21pm
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