goat fencing?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by juliacale, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. juliacale

    juliacale In the Brooder

    Oct 21, 2007
    What kind of fencing do you use for your goats?
  2. Shark proof !!!!

    No, joking, they will get through flimsy fencing when they lean on it to get up to a tree branch!
    They love to jump up on cars, trampolines, well mine did!
    they are very clever and Id recommend a nice collar and a tag on the collar with your ph # in case they do go walkies down the street.
    Just use tough wire , im not sure what you call it over there, but a standard type fencing wire with linked mesh and posts should suffice.
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2007
  3. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    Best fence I have ever found for goats is "Game fence" It is 6 feet tall and designed to keep animals off the highways. Up here it costs about a dollar per linear foot, which is cheap in comparison to other options.
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I want a goat! I would also have to say I'd have goat soup if it jumped on any car!

    People that do use their goats for meat though, how many months does it take to reach market weight?

    Off to google!
  5. Oh Silkie, they love cars, so youd better have some spit roasting equipment ready. Boer goats are the meat type, I had angoras!
  6. FLchook

    FLchook Songster

    Oct 27, 2007
    Orlando, Florida
    They are clever mischvious (sp?) creatures! We have had to lock all gates, and have many many mending spots and polls LOL. Also had to build a fence around the chicken coop to keep them from beating in the coop door! Any mine are only mini pygmys! Good luck!

  7. tink

    tink Songster

    May 12, 2007
    upstate SC
    They are frustrating and halarious at the same time. At one point we were ready to string them up. We had to completely rebuild our pen. We used 4ft. heavy guage field fence. We have pigmy goats...2 sisters... Dont put anything near the fence that they can stare at during the day becuase they will figure out a way to use it to get out!!! lol The need things to play on and with. They love to play "King of the Mountain". They are lots of fun....Tink
  8. SloCrevs

    SloCrevs Songster

    Oct 21, 2007
    Central Coast, CA
    Quote:Depending on if you have a weather or a doe, and their % Boer, a weather takes ~ 6 months, a doe ~7-8. I've bred and raised my own Boers for 4H for over 5 years now. So if you have any Q's, feel free to contact me!
  9. My little ones had an old trampoline with a ramp on one side and a slippery dip on the other, they went up and down the slippery dip.
    They bent their knees and slid down with their feet tucked under them.
    I used them for clearing the bushes out the back but someone left the gate open to my garden and they stripped everything, even the prickly roses.
    I had to rehome them as the council here brought in new anti hooved animals in town laws!!!
  10. FrozenChicken

    FrozenChicken Songster

    Apr 1, 2007
    Alberta, Canada
    We've thought of getting goats ,but have no fences set up yet that would work. Do fencers have any affect on them? Say if you ran a 4' wire fence then ran electric wire a few inches above that.

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