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How tall of a fence do I need for a pygmy goat?

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There are lots of treats if he got out (like chicken feed, lots of plants, hills, garden). How high of a fence do I need?


Edited by chicken 86 - 10/21/11 at 7:19am
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As long as there isn't anything next to the fence he can climb on to jump over or run up to bounce off of, a 4-ft. fence should be fine.  Our pen is fenced with 4 ft. welded farm fence-----with landscape posts placed every 6 ft. and also for rails.  But our pen is about 10,000 square feet.

Peace.  It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work.  It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.

Mommy to 4 dogs; 5 cats; 3 pygmy goats; 3 pot belly pigs; 40 chickens; one Giant Rainbow Plated lizard; and one beautiful blue and gold macaw!!l
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Peace.  It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work.  It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.

Mommy to 4 dogs; 5 cats; 3 pygmy goats; 3 pot belly pigs; 40 chickens; one Giant Rainbow Plated lizard; and one beautiful blue and gold macaw!!l
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My Pigmy Buck rammed the fences when he got board...he was a mess, and a pet..so all around his pen the fences are bulging....they can climb trees too, I couldn't believe it..but they did ! ~Charm1704  he

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The road to happiness comes from within yourself.
Mother of 2 grown children, Grandmother of 3 beautiful grandchildren, DH tries to be understanding of my chicken obession, I love my "peeps"
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The question is how STRONG of a fence do you need for a pygmy goat.  gig

NPIP Certified -115 Chickens, 19 Geese, 19 BR Turkeys, 7 Rabbits, 120 Muscovy Ducks , 9 Guineas, 9 Peafowl, 8 sheep, 1 Goat and currently have 100 broilers to be processed March 2014.  And it's broody/hatching season all over again for 2014.
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NPIP Certified -115 Chickens, 19 Geese, 19 BR Turkeys, 7 Rabbits, 120 Muscovy Ducks , 9 Guineas, 9 Peafowl, 8 sheep, 1 Goat and currently have 100 broilers to be processed March 2014.  And it's broody/hatching season all over again for 2014.
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Originally Posted by Charm1704 

My Pigmy Buck rammed the fences when he got board...he was a mess, and a pet..so all around his pen the fences are bulging....they can climb trees too, I couldn't believe it..but they did ! ~Charm1704  he


My goat does the same thing.  He loves ramming the fence in his goat "arena".  What I did was........ the height of his horns and the area where he rams has (2) 2 x 4s nailed on top of each other ALL AROUND the perimeter.  So when he goes to ramming the fence, he is actually ramming his horns into those (2) 2 x4 s.  He can't break those.

The boards that you see is where he loves to ram his horns into.  He has not been able to bust out of this area.  The only time that he got out was when he pushed his spool near the fence and he jumped out.  Since then, I have taken the spool out.  He is too short and fat to jump out.  gig

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/6612_goat_pen.jpg

NPIP Certified -115 Chickens, 19 Geese, 19 BR Turkeys, 7 Rabbits, 120 Muscovy Ducks , 9 Guineas, 9 Peafowl, 8 sheep, 1 Goat and currently have 100 broilers to be processed March 2014.  And it's broody/hatching season all over again for 2014.
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NPIP Certified -115 Chickens, 19 Geese, 19 BR Turkeys, 7 Rabbits, 120 Muscovy Ducks , 9 Guineas, 9 Peafowl, 8 sheep, 1 Goat and currently have 100 broilers to be processed March 2014.  And it's broody/hatching season all over again for 2014.
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