Goat Fence: 6 or 12" spacing??

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  1. boilerjoe_96

    boilerjoe_96 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Field Fence...aka Woven Wire.

    I assume 47" is better than 39"....I assume 12.5 gauge is better than 14.

    My goats have horns, but will have 2 strands of hot wire to keep them off fence.....

    So...12" verticle spacing or 6 "?
     
  2. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    6. When my nubes were young, they could fit through my 8"x6" chicken door.
     
  3. tvtaber

    tvtaber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, really ahrd to say without knowing what types of goats. However, my full grown pygmys can fit through the little chicken pop door without even working hard., and it is about 6x8".
     
  4. Livinzoo

    Livinzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm getting Goat fence it has 4 inch openings cause my meat goats will have horns. I thought about doing the electric but the thought that it might go down and then the goat could get their head stuck bothered me.
     
  5. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2007
    New Market,Tn.
    I use 6 inch. This also helps to keep unwanted animals out!
     
  6. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    I use 39" with a high tensile hot wire at 48"
     

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