Anj Herrem wrote:I am getting into pigs this year. I was wondering if using just hog panels without electric fencing is a viable option. I was thinking of making a 16x32 pen for them.
Tj Jefferson wrote:Anj,
Some really good advice on here. Electric is awesome since you can change a plan in an hour, and make bigger paddocks as needed. The up front cost is high but I've been using the same nets for three years and they are in great shape. For full size piggys they come in a 42" height which does dual for chickens after the piggys go through, making it an easy starter rotation system. I would advise getting a 0.6 J or greeater charger as a weak zap is a useless fence and its marginally more compared to replacing nets and animals. I move the nets by hand in about ten minutes per 100" section including making the new paddock by cutting vegetation on the line. With 4 nets I can move them in about 35 minutes.
Anj Herrem wrote:If I am planning on having 2 and rotating them weekly or bi-weekly how big of a pen would be sufficient?