- May 17, 2012
I have 2 pygmy goats that I got from my neighbors about a year ago when they had to move. The fencing that I have set up for them has been working fine until recently. They have been escaping. I don't see any obvious areas of weakness in the fencing so I am not sure how they are getting out. Maybe they are jumping the fence? My neighbors are concerned about their garden so I'm in a bit of a panic to get their fencing reinforced or new fencing all together. I have read a few different things about fencing for goats. I would prefer not to go with electric fencing or barbed wire. I read that hog panels work well but the ones I have found are 48" high and I worry that wouldn't be tall enough.
Below is the set up I have now. This picture is from last year and since then there has been some wear on the fencing...it sags down a little bit in some areas.
They are being kept in the lean-to right now and I have the bottom half boarded so they (hopefully) can't get out. They are not happy about this and I would like to get this problem solved soon!
Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated!