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Another goose fence that did not work for me!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Clodhoppers, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. Clodhoppers

    Clodhoppers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First one was the common 2x4" grid welded wire fence.
    A distressed goose's wing got stuck in the opening.

    Second one was an electric poly netting portable coral I used to let the geese graze at strategic locations. I never electrified the netting.
    Somehow, one goose or gander got terribly entangled in the netting. I really liked the portability and this did work fine for 6.5 months.
    Poly netting might be just fine for a more permanent installation.

    I already planned to add a field perimeter fence. This will be woven galvanized steel material. Would be such a huge help if the geese could graze the fence line as well, but those openings have to be the correct size and tension.

    Anybody else had a "did not work" setup? Or was able to make alterations that worked?
     
  2. livininbrazil

    livininbrazil Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi clodhoppers, I´m not familiar with the systems you say about, and I´ve not had a did-not-work setup. There´s not much choice where I live, but what I have works well, that is basic pig-wire. Just in case you´re not familiar with it, it´s like normal wire-mesh, just much bigger and stronger. They can poke their heads through and pick at the grass the other side if they wish, as there´s nothing dangerous there for them.

    If there is somewhere I don´t want them to poke heads through, then I attach a bit of chicken wire at required height.
    And when I have goslings I just use chicken-wire and attach some normal 1"-guage wire-mesh to it, just 8" or so high, to keep little tinies in until they´re ready for the wider world. I put broom-stick handles down through the holes in the wire and push them into the ground (or hammer them). That makes it mobile. I´ve used this system a lot this year. Works well. I hope this has helped.
     
  3. Clodhoppers

    Clodhoppers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LivinginBrazil,

    How big are the openings of your pig wire?
     
  4. livininbrazil

    livininbrazil Chillin' With My Peeps

    The standard...I imagine it´s the same as the U.S. It´s like honey-comb /hexagonal and about 3" guage. Do you know what I mean?
    And what goslings are those in your avatar?
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Like hog wire? [​IMG]
     
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  6. Clodhoppers

    Clodhoppers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That hog wire is similar to the woven fence I have in mind. The regular field one is stretchable (with an implement) so should be easier to conform to the terrain. Well that's the idea...
     
  7. Clodhoppers

    Clodhoppers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, the goslings in my avatar are Toulouse. They are big now. Still not sure how many males/females. For the first time I noticed one pulling another's wing for some time and making quite a show. Maybe hormones are coming in...

    Time to have separate paddocks soon.
     
  8. livininbrazil

    livininbrazil Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well maybe, what I have here isn´t square though, it´s twisted strands around each other to make hexagonal shapes. It´s very easy to use and flexible. Maybe you don´t have it where you are. I´ve not seen what Miss Lydia posted around here, different places have different stuff. We can´t get some of the things here that were easy to get in England. But we get other stuff that does the job. Sounds like you´ve found something that may do the job, then. Good.
     
  9. Clodhoppers

    Clodhoppers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That would almost be like our chicken wire with larger openings. Have not seen it around here. Sounds interesting.
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Speaking of fencing, we put up no climb horse fence this past spring, we had woven wire fencing but we have a bear problem and the bear would bend over woven wire like it was plastic, so we decided on no climb and so far either the bear can't get over it or it hasn't tried. I think you have to think about what preds you may be having to deal with also when thinking about fencing.
     

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