Hi all and from me to all of you. I have been reading here for along time and have been learning many things about chickens and love having my own. I have had chickens for a few years myself and think I am ready to move up to larger livestock. Goats seem to be a small step in that direction and a huge step at the same time. Here is what I am thinking about and need opinions from others who have goats. I think I will start with either Nubian or Boar goats. I am going to fence in about 6 acres with a fence across the middle to split the field, so I will have two seperate fields. How many gosts can I raise without having to feed to much extra in the summer months, with about 5 acres pasture and 1 being wooded? The front boarders a road and the two sides are boardered by neighbors who have dogs. The back will be in the woods that have coyotes, so keeping out predators is just as important as keeping the goats in. I am leaning toward either welded wire with 2*4 squares and 4 feet tall with posts every 8 feet, or goat wire with 4*4 squares and 4 feet tall with posts the same. Please let me know your experiences with each, as far as dependabilty, how many years the wire will last, how well they do there job, and any other information that you have with these fences. Thanks for any helpful advise you have on the subject. Also one last question about posts, I am planing to use alot of cedar posts. How many years will the posts last in Tennesse's weather?