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Miniature goat fencing

 
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Hello folks! Glad to be here.

So, my cow is lonely and I've been wanting to add a pair of miniature goats to the  pasture. It is about 1 acre.
Currently, it is fenced with 3-wire electric fence on 6 feet stakes (2 feet in the ground).
I was wondering if installing the standard 3ft chicken mesh wire would be enough to keep miniature goats in.
Thoughts? Experience to be shared?
Thanks, merci!
 
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Are you talking standard or electric chicken fencing?
 
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Standard.
I have 3 strings of electric wires going across already, going up to 4.5 feet from ground level.
 
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I ment the chicken mesh wire. I'm assuming you just mean standard fencing tho. I'm not sure about that. I do know the electric poultry fencing would keep them in
 
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My current set up is 3 electric wires, from 3ft to 5ft high on the inside of the paddock, and 4ft fencing chicken wire on the outside (not electrified).

Goats are soon ready to roll in!
 
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From my experience, you may have problems with the goats eating through the fencing. I've seen them work their way through even the toughest of fences. If you plan on this set up, you should probably keep an eye on them for a few weeks.
 
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