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Once the rain lets up I am going to attach my woven wire to my fence post. My pen is 40*70 its for Nigerian dwarf goats and I have 4' high fencing my question is the corners due to the limited space to stretch should I stretch it around the corners in one continues run or should I stretch to the corners and wrap the post then start another run I have seen both? Some of the reason behind doing sections I guess if there is a bad spot that needs work you done have to undo the long run.
 
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hunter miller wrote:Once the rain lets up I am going to attach my woven wire to my fence post. My pen is 40*70 its for Nigerian dwarf goats and I have 4' high fencing my question is the corners due to the limited space to stretch should I stretch it around the corners in one continues run or should I stretch to the corners and wrap the post then start another run I have seen both? Some of the reason behind doing sections I guess if there is a bad spot that needs work you done have to undo the long run.



I would pull it in sections, easier to get it tight that way and like you mentioned much easier to repair down the road.
 
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Perric said it right on the money.  You didn't mention whether or not you have used the three post with two stretchers corner construction, you need this type of reinforced corner so you can get the wire tight and not have the corner post lean out of shape.

Don't forget that goats are not only great climbers but they are also escape artists extraordinaire.
 
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Here are two photos, one with just the corner posts in and the next with the H brace installed, Bryant's suggestion of bracing the corners is imperative, without some sort of bracing the corner posts will lean. H bracing like we did is not the only way to do it, it just works best for us and after doing one the rest are a snap.
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stretching the fence in segments, in this case from uphill to down with a 2x4 stretcher
 
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I have done both.
Going around the corner is easier and much faster.
Repairs can be done eitherway just as easily.
 
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