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paddock gate configuration - input appreciated  RSS feed

 
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I am contemplating the best gate arrangement for the attached paddock layout.
Currently animals can get into A or B via existing gates but if I want to get there from the house (in Paddock C) I have to go through 3 gates

My requirements are:
C is a no animal zone
I can get from A to B and C
Animals can be kept restricted in B or C or have free roam of both B and C but not A

I am looking for a clever gate configuration that minimises the materials required to achieve this.
My animals are kune kune pigs and so a thigh high barrier is enough to stop them.

Ideas and input most appreciated.
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Paddocks, fences and gate location
 
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Olmec Sinclair wrote:
My requirements are:
C is a no animal zone

Animals can be kept restricted in B or C or have free roam of both B and C but not A



I'm confused. I'm looking at this as a brain exercise and two requirements above have me stuck in a muddy mire... (I had head/neck trauma in 2009 so confusion is not unusual in such exercises... lol).
 
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Um, yup, my bad labelling, not your problem. Thanks for pointing that out Pia.
What I mean to say was:

Currently animals can get into A or B via existing gates but if I want to get there from the house (in Paddock C) I have to go through 3 gates

C is a no animal zone (where the house and gardens are)
Animals can be kept restricted in A or B or have free roam of both A and B but not C


(I can't find a way to edit my original post....)

Attached is my initial plan for how to go about it....
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awesome thanks for the clarity! that feels easier to process ... you also want to use minimal materials... at the intersection where you have your proposed gate - minimize the gate, have it on one side, a or b, only and a pass through there on the wall separating a and b at the intersect... unless your gate needs to be the size you illustrate. Is the gate for you, or you and equipment? (garden carts, etc)
 
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