What height panels for goats?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by BeardedChick, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm going to buy some of the heavy welded stock panels this week for a small holding pen around a run in shed. What height should they be for Nubian size goats?

    Hog panels are 34" tall, combination panels are 52" tall.

    I'm guessing 52"?

    This pen will be inside my horse corral which has 4' no climb fence + electric, so it's not the primary fence.
     
  2. bheila

    bheila Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    We are looking to get some of those too and we are definitely going for the taller ones(52"). We have small goats (pygmy,pygmy/nigi cross) but I'd rather be safe then sorry. Besides you can always use them for other animals as well.
     
  3. MissCluck

    MissCluck Chillin' With My Peeps

    My goat fencing is definately on the tall side - 53".

    If he wanted to I know my littlest Nigerian Pygmy could launch himself over it. He's been able to clear a stall of the same height. Agile little wonders!
     
  4. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
    Ours are the taller ones 52 inches I think. We have 4 goats and a donkey in large pen. Just make sure they are the panels with with the smaller sections as they go closer to the ground. They make two different ones at least. Those things are very heavy too [​IMG] i helped dh with putting that up.
     
  5. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks - now I've got to figure out how to carry the darned things home. How did you all transport them? These are 16' long! Might be able to fit them in my horse trailer... I think it would be close.
     
  6. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use the tall panels also. Just make sure they are straight up without a lean to them or goats can "walk" up them. Also seems my boer girls will stick their heads thru the larger openings and of course with their horns they get stuck!
    White tape insulation does not work well for goats. With the longer fur they just slide right under or thru it.....
     
  7. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    What is "White tape insulation"??
     
  8. friendlyearth

    friendlyearth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know 4 feet is never high enough. If I had my way I would go 6ft. Gates can be tricky too because they are smart enough to learn to open them!
     
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  9. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    When it warms up enough to build the proper goat paddock, it will have a 6' fence.

    For now, though, they will be kept in the horse paddock (the horses will be turned out in the field). It has safe fences & a good run-in shed and is right by the house
     
  10. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
    Quote:We carried two panels home at a time in the back of the bed of my dh pick up. The guy that sold them to us at the feed store said that they would not bend over. Well dh proved him wrong. He use to work at Lowe's we "bent' them over and carried two in the truck at a time. Another thing how ever you decide to carry them , don't let them drag the ground. That will tear them up from what I have heard. We started out with a dog pen and a few goat panels to expand a chain link dog pen. Worked great. We still use this set up just added more panels with the more animals we got. Dh used T post to help support the panels so you don't have to worry about them leaning any for a goat to climb them. Our goats don't have horns so we don't have to worry about that. We bought ours disbudded and we had the kids born last month disbudded.

    Starting out in goats can be expensive but so rewarding too!
     

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