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In Reply to: how to keep goats fenced in.... and stop laughing lol posted by lisa on August 08, 2001 at 09:48:50:
We also went through the chicken wire fiasco and came home to goats browsing the yard everyday! I'd repair the fence and they'd have a new hole ripped within the hour. Grrr!
Finally we tried fencing from Premier 1 Supplies. I've included a link here, you may want to request a catalog from them. The fencing section of their site is not yet operational. They have a nice line of products...a neat catalog!
The fence we got is only about 40 inches high. It is made of vinyl coated wire in a large grid pattern. It is electric, and portable, and easy to erect and tear down. We have had it for 2 years now and it has withstood rain, snow, wind, and ice.
When we first erected the fence, the goats each only touched their noses to it one time, got a shock, and they've never tested the fence again. The keep a few respectable inches away at all times. No more leaning and pushing and ripping!
Now, I only have my two pet does, if you have a large herd this may not be practical. But I have been very pleased with the performance of this fence. Total cost was between $100-150.
One thing though. You can not use a fence charger that is a "weed burner" type. It's too much charge for this fence and will result in damage to the fencing.
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