S Bengi wrote:It is completely doable to chain the goat, just be aware that the goat is more likely to die of strangulation.
And to minimize that you are going to have to keep the goat within sight (200ft) and also physically check on it every 3 or so hours.
While this is doable for 1 animal once you have three or so its too much.
With a fence you would be able to keep 6-7 animals in a 1/4 acre for a week hardly every needing to visit them.
Judith Browning wrote:I can see using a tether briefly for supplemental feed with close supervision but not as a permanent solution. I guess the big problem would be the area they would prefer to feed would be shruby and prone to entanglements. I'm not totally sold on electric fencing...mainly because it depends on a power source.
Abe Connally wrote:my goats would never stay in pallets, too easy for them to climb on and over. If you had pallets with a hot wire on the top, then it might work well. But then, a 3 wire electric fence is a lot easier to put together than a bunch of pallets.