Goat Fencing

jennybog(zone 5)May 8, 2008

Hello everyone. I was wonder about information about electric mesh fencing. Where is a good place to buy and pricing. Any and all information would be great.Thanks

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mersiepoo(6)

I had gotten mine from Jeffers livestock catalog, I had paid 180 dollars for 6 spools and the charger. I had made homemade insulators out of pvc.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2008 at 11:53PM
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jennybog(zone 5)

Thankyou for the information. Do you keep goats in it. Have you used it in the winter?

    Bookmark   May 9, 2008 at 8:23AM
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skagit_goat_man_(WA)

If you mean netting I use electro net from Premier (or whatever they call their new products). Have used it for 10 years and it's still in good condition. But it's not meant for horned goats! Tom

    Bookmark   May 10, 2008 at 8:58PM
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mersiepoo(6)

I originally got it to keep the @#$!! deer out of my garden, but my hubby never got the time to finish putting it up. It was rated for livestock, which I guess includes goats. :)

We may get some goats in the future, so I might save it for that purpose.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2008 at 9:14PM
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improv(9)

We have been using the electric poultry net (AKA New Zealand or portable) fencing from Kencove for several years, for both chicken and goat pens. With vigilant maintenance, it is effective at keeping our animals in and predators out. We love being able to easily reposition the fencing to rotate pastures. On the down side, it can be hard to keep it from shorting out when the weeds are growing fast or the weather is wet.

A word of caution: You have to be very careful to maintain a charge, especially when young goats are enclosed. At a certain age, their heads fit through the mesh holes, but they have trouble getting out. They can easily become tangled and choke. Also, I wouldn't consider it safe for horned goats.

Here is a link that might be useful: Kencove Electric Net

    Bookmark   May 18, 2008 at 12:57AM
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bigjpw

Newburyport MA area - Who can board my two goats for a year? Apline wethers (neutered males), they are pets, very affectionate and smart, will pay for lodging. You can email me at johnwells201@comcast.net if you have any ideas.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2008 at 9:20PM
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jimmy555

I use Zarebas Electric fence and have found is the best way to con keep out animals. It�s not too expensive, very easy to install and maintain and offers better control than conventional fences.

It�s also less harmful than many fence types, which routinely cut, gouge and scrape livestock, leading to expensive vet bills and production losses.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2012 at 4:20PM
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brendasue(6)

I also suggest the Zabara electric. It has worked great for us for 7 years, with only a fuse replacement. The wire though, has had to be repaired a time or two due to abuse or a limb falling on it.

We also have the solar chargers - they work well enough for goats if the area is not too big.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2012 at 7:36PM
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lindamarie

Do not waste your $. cattle panels are the safest fence for goats

    Bookmark   August 5, 2012 at 10:46PM
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