Another goat question...

aubreynoramarie

designated lawn flamingo
9 Years
May 27, 2010
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Would it be pointless to use picket fencing for my goat pen? They are Nigerian dwarves, a doe and wether. I love picket fencing and really want to do the goat pen and garden with it, but I need to know if the goats are just going to destroy it.
I also have an idea to put posts in the ground and build a pallet fence. I think it will look kind of neat and be a lot stronger, but would rather do picket fencing and save my pallets for climbing toys.
Thanks experts!
 

Freckle Face Farm

Songster
11 Years
Jan 1, 2009
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I think you want to make sure that it is high enough so they dont get there heads caught in the fence... Goats manage to get there heads in the strangest places
I have Nigerians they are to cute..Good luck and happy goating and we must see pics of whatever you decide. I love to see other pens I will have to get some pics today of or new pen these are our 1st goats and it has been so much fun
 

aubreynoramarie

designated lawn flamingo
9 Years
May 27, 2010
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Reno, Nevada
Thanks! Maybe I could put some 4x2 wire along the inside so there won't be any head mishaps! (flashback to my little brother getting his head stuck in the apartment railing and having to call the fire department, haha!!!!)
 

arabianequine

Crowing
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Apr 4, 2010
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Anything wood my goats ram with their head and/or horns and break it all up, might not be the best choice for you if it is wood. I even had 2 bucks ramming and knocking and bending the medal hog/cattle panels, one had horns and one did not. The one with horns had to be moved so he could not reach the fence anymore.
 

elevan

Songster
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Oct 6, 2010
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If you put wire fencing on the inside of it you may be ok...but be prepared for some pickets to get broken.


If you decide to go chain link make sure that the bottom is secure...they can easily push it and go under unless you run a rod through it or place rail ties on their side or something.
 
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Matthew3590

Songster
8 Years
Apr 10, 2011
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My goats chew on my wood fencing. Favorite snack when first let to roam is the corner of the posts. (I quietly die inside when I see it)
 

PotterWatch

My Patronus is a Chicken
11 Years
Apr 22, 2008
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I had my garden fenced off with picket when we had goats. The adults never messed with it at all. The babies used to slip through the slats when they were little, so we had to put chicken wire around the bottom. Other than that, it worked just fine.
 

aubreynoramarie

designated lawn flamingo
9 Years
May 27, 2010
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Reno, Nevada
I suppose I could try to do the picket and if it isn't working hide cattle panels on the inside so it still looks picket-y
 

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