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Sourcing 4x4 goat fencing in 330' rolls

 
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Hi my fellow permie friends and neighbors! I'm looking to get some goat fence & I'm in south central (Houston/Mt. View area). Been trying to find a good source on goat/sheep fence (4x4. not electric). Any leads or suggestions would be much appreciated. I'm looking at least 9 rolls of 330ft.
 
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I have been fencing goats in for various people and I am using sheep netting 900mm high with a top and bottom wire. https://www.farmlands.co.nz/Online-Shop/Fencing/Farm-Netting/Tight-Lock/Netting-89030-x-100M-Titegrip/
Otherwise for temporary fencing ours are behind a 3 wire hotwire, I'd go talk to your local supplier
 
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Look into hedge laying, it's easy to learn and can be done in under three yrs. horse no climb fence is what my goats are in now.....
 
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Do you know a nearby Amish community? They usually have a good shop or know the cheapest source. I know there is one in Seymour, but I don't know your side of the state at all.
 
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If you plan a breeding program, the kids can get their head caught in 4x4 size fencing also......thought of that last night.

He's right, Amish always have a good feed store, also agricultural stores, non Amish feed stores, and fencing contractors can probably order you a roll.
 
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Erica Worhatch wrote:Hi my fellow permie friends and neighbors! I'm looking to get some goat fence & I'm in south central (Houston/Mt. View area). Been trying to find a good source on goat/sheep fence (4x4. not electric). Any leads or suggestions would be much appreciated. I'm looking at least 9 rolls of 330ft.



Erica,
If you're still looking for fencing, try Lowes. We bought 5 rolls of 4'x4' - 330' long there and they were each under $100. (Sorry, it's been about 4 or 5 years so I don't remember the exact price. You can look it up online.) It stands about 4' tall and we've had no problems keeping our goats in it. They charged (no pun intended) right through the electric fencing we tried first!

Also, we had kids (goat kids) and chickens we needed to keep out of the adjacent garden, so faced it with 2' tall chicken wire on that side -- works like a charm. That might be a good way to deal with any kids you have in future. The chicken wire is dirt cheap, even in combination with the field fencing, and since it doesn't usually need to be the full height of fence, I think it works out cheaper together than buying a smaller mesh overall.

 
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Thanks so much all for the tips. So right about the Amish! My neighbors on both sides are Amish. Ended up finding some in a Westplains feed store, quite a drive, but everything is from here.

 
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