what would be the most cost efficient and strongest type of fencing for an ostrich pen?

minsin56

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im planning on getting an ostrich or two but im not sure what kind of fencing would be the most cost efficient but also the strongest
 

briefvisit

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Welcome to our community, minsin. Let's see the opinions of those with pet birds -- fenced birds -- roll in. But wow . . .

In the interest of the well-being of the critters, the only option for fencing is 100% what is required to keep the birds safe. Sadly, there's not much 'economy' in this.

SE
 
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Actually there is a MUCH more cost effective way then the recommended woven wire. When I picked up my birds from the breeder I was FLOORED. All he had was split locust post, 2 posts high (maybe 4-5ft off the ground). He said in 5 years he's had zero issues. I ignored this and spent $$$$$$ on 6 foot high woven wire. Ostriches are dumb, they can't see it. I have had nothing but issues. I created new pens with wood posts (that I harvested from my property, so FREE) and you guessed it, zero issues. Hope this helps
 

4 Georgia Hens

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I don’t know how strong ostriches are nor do I own any, but this pallet fence is designed for large pigs and it can be modified to fit your needs. It would take a while to collect all of the pallets, but it seem to be relatively inexpensive.
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Ps. This picture shows only a small portion of the fence to give you an idea on the structure.
 
Sep 25, 2019
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Sylva, NC
I don’t know how strong ostriches are nor do I own any, but this pallet fence is designed for large pigs and it can be modified to fit your needs. It would take a while to collect all of the pallets, but it seem to be relatively inexpensive.View attachment 1982391 Ps. This picture shows only a small portion of the fence to give you an idea on the structure.
I have a portion of fencing for my ostriches that is pallets as well
 

minsin56

In the Brooder
Oct 2, 2019
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54
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texas
Actually there is a MUCH more cost effective way then the recommended woven wire. When I picked up my birds from the breeder I was FLOORED. All he had was split locust post, 2 posts high (maybe 4-5ft off the ground). He said in 5 years he's had zero issues. I ignored this and spent $$$$$$ on 6 foot high woven wire. Ostriches are dumb, they can't see it. I have had nothing but issues. I created new pens with wood posts (that I harvested from my property, so FREE) and you guessed it, zero issues. Hope this helps
where would i get locust post from?
 

briefvisit

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I see that the pallet fence has a strip of metal visible. That's a hazard.
And if they try to 'surf' over the fence, which is what the emus do, they'll get their legs in through the gaps; break them; and need to be put down.

SE
 
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