Goats and Electric Fence

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Well this is the update on the crazy horned wether and the nasty neighbors cattle. The "New Zealand" type fencing I did works GREAT!!!! My horned wether is staying behind the fence with no trouble and I haven't seen a cow on my place in several weeks.(:smiles:). What I did was run a ground at the top and the bottom of a five strand electric fence. I wrapped the ground around 2 poles set at 12' and then ran it through an insulator on the thrid pole. The hot wires are 1" to 2" off set from the ground wires. This is so much less expensive than the cattle panel!!!Yeah! I ran the wires like this :

Top to bottom: Ground-Hot-Hot-Hot-Ground.

There is obviously no need to jump the ground as the poles (if they are metal) do that work for you. The only tricky part was keeping the ground and hot seperated over the distance I needed to travel to the fence from the charger.

Which brings me to the second thing. The cattle panel hoope houses are fantastic. I now have several isolation pens and they have housing from the dismantled panels. Wonderful, portable, and inexpensive. Who could ask for anything more?

Just wanted to give an update, as goat fencing is a rather famous topic of discussion.

-- Doreen (animalwaitress@yahoo.com), February 23, 2002


Ain't it cool to have a fence that works!??!!?! I only need to make good gates now to be functional.

I am interested in the cattle panel shelters. Those may work real well for chicken houses. Maybe put the chickens in with the goats and the dog will leave all of them alone.

-- Laura (Ladybugwrangler@hotmail.com), February 23, 2002.

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