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Old 03-31-2016, 12:32 AM
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We have a barn, so they have a big pen in the barn and then a barnyard that was already fenced when we moved in. The front of the pen is two 14' gates so we can open up the whole yard and get the tractor in there. It used to be some really old wooden board fencing with wire stalked to it.
The back fence line is box wore that is barely hanging on. I actually don't know how they haven't escaped lol. I am going to tear it down and extend the pen out this year.
In the warmer weather, I use the portable, mesh electric fence from Premier1. It is easy to set up and take down and the goats don't mess with it, assuming the charger is plugged in.
I move them all around a 7 acre area with that.
We are going to try and work with NRCS and the USDA to get some grants for fencing this year. The fencing we put up will be multi-species, so I really want to do some nice wood fencing with wire along the bottom. I don't know what they will do for us though.
You really need secure fencing, no matter what you do. If you do electric fence, you probably want 8 strands starting about 3" from the ground and super tight.
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Some people use chain link too, like dog kennels.
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Posted too soon! Our buck's pen is chain link. It gives them a solid barrier with height, so they don't try to mess with it. The pen is also well away from the females.
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Tell me about grants for fencing?!
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I don't know enough myself yet, but contact your state Ag Dept and start asking.
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I didn't even know that such a thing existed!!!
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Old 04-02-2016, 10:41 PM
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The last goat has kidded, finally! She also had twins! One doe, Violet and one buck, Poseidon. I am done with babies until June
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Poseidon
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Violet and mom, Persephone.
Babies and mom are doing well.
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So adorable!
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