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What should I do with our paddock?

 
Paula Edwards
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Our paddock for our future sheep is quite small and it is clear that I have to get food in.
The people I buy it from tell me that I still have to subdivide the paddock.

The paddock size is 440 m² =4 736 square foot. Width ca. 15 m = 49 feet
Length ca. 28 m = 92 feet.

I have two options in mind:
1.) The easy one divide paddock the short way, put some mounds in plant trees. Put some star posts and mesh around trees.
2.) The difficult way. Divide paddock lengthwise. Put a double fence in, maybe 1.5 m apart, make huegel bed in between, plant trees into this strip, whole length. How high should the fence be and would they lean on the fence?

With both possibilities I am not sure what to plant either only what the sheep eats, some mixture of tree lucerne, rose bushes etc. Or bring more feed in and plant olive trees there. Do sheep like eating olive trees?

 
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Seems really small to subdivide with permanent fencing. Have you looked into using portable electric fence?
 
Paula Edwards
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We did this with sheep, but only until the wool was long enough. But maybe I use this with the new sheep, because we have plenty of grass around the paddock which needs mowing.
 
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I didn't have any success with electric fencing with sheep, they went right through it.

 
Leila Rich
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ludi, how many wires and what voltage? They can be sods to keep in, that's for sure!
 
                                
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Our foaling stall is 20x20 but we have had to use our 14x16 and our 14x12. They have all worked out pretty well. I would probably choose the stall/paddock at the end simply so that your mare will only have another horse on one side. It might make her feel a bit safer not to have a horse on each side. If you leave her where she is she will feel the need to worry and protect the baby from both of her neighbors.


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I agree. Here's the link: https://richsoil.com/wood-heat.jsp
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