Cost of Cattle Panels
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She asked me if it was the corral panels and I said no, but perhaps she was mistaken.
I drive to Live Oak and back fairly frequently but I'm not sure how to get 16ft panels back on my Xterra on the turnpike :)... thanks for the info I need to double check this it seems such a ridiculous price.
Cattle panels are for structure.
You need to add hardware cloth to make it keep chickens in and predators out.
Search for hoop coop.
4 gauge cattle panels should be about $25
They also make 2 gauge. not sure on the pricing of those but they would be more.
Make sure to tell them "4 gauge, 16' x 50" Cattle panels.
Our Lowes sells them as well.
There are two cattle panels side by side preparatory to securing them to the tractor frame.
Transporting the things can be a chore if you don't have a trailer or a large truck.
I've seen a fella make a frame to transport his using two 12ft 2x4s at a slant across his truck bed which worked, but that won't help you with an X-Terra. You may be better off calling around to find your nearest local source then finding out what they'll charge your to deliver them. If they have other deliveries in the area you may get them to bring them for a lower cost.
Yes, I too think the price is for corral panels. You should be able to get the cattle panels at Tractor Supply or sometimes even Lowe's for about $20. We used them for our first run, but we did them like a triangle, attached along the long edge for the top and then pulled the panels apart to make a triangle. Applied chicken wire to the sides and back and made a cute little door to attach to the coop on the front. Ran an electric fence around the whole thing and we were good...until chicken math happened! :)