- July 22, 2014 at 7:15 pm #83801DaraParticipant
Hi all.I’m dara.I’m trying to figure out portable fencing for goats.(I’ve never tried it before) and have been wondering about that electric netting stuff.anyone have advice? Many thanks,daraJuly 23, 2014 at 5:51 am #83802Does’ LeapParticipant
Here’s what I use – http://www.kencove.com/fence/Electric+Net+Fencing_detail_NSGG.php
Many of my strategies for fencing goats were covered in my post on grazing horses in this thread – http://www.draftanimalpower.org/forums/topic/grazing-schedule-for-veggie-horses/
GeorgeJuly 23, 2014 at 7:11 am #83806DaraParticipant
Thanks George! I’m quite excited to hear someone else uses this fencing for goats.it makes sense to me.I just don’t get a chance to talk to other goat farmers so I have no clue what other people are doing .July 24, 2014 at 9:35 pm #83809JayParticipant
Dara, we use net fencing for goats all the time. 2 milking does. They need to be trained to a HOT fence from the beginning. Don’t be tempted to use fencing that “should be ok” It will teach a goat who would stay in good fence that it can get out and you’ll regret it… Good fence with no brakes is well worth it. They do such a great job of keeping the brush trimmed back. They often like to eat: grass/legume feed, weeds, brush, and “other”, so having a variety of feed in their space is often good (if you have it). good luck. JayFebruary 29, 2016 at 6:14 pm #87910LaurenBParticipant
Here a few different options you can look into; http://www.zarebasystems.com/store/electric-fence-wire
As far as advice, I would say just do a good amount of research and talk to some people who work in the industry in your town. It’s always much better to ask a lot of questions in the beginning than it is trying to repair something that you did wrong afterwards.
Hope this helps!
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