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I have a paddock were the boundary fence has mesh from the groud to 3ft, then 3 strands of high tensile wire above the mesh to take the fence to 4ft in total. Will this be sufficient to keep 2 pigmy bucks contained? Or do I need to add a hot wire up the top? Im not sure if they will be able to separate the high tensile to escape.
 

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It really will depend on your boys. Goats are really hard on fences. They will rub and climb on it for sure. My Nigerians would need a hot wire on the top as well as at their shoulder height so the don’t wreck the fence. If there are does nearby or on the other side of the fence the bucks will do everything and anything to get to them. Personally, I’d run the hot wire to be on the safe side. My boys can jump a 4 foot fence pretty easily if in rut to get to their girls .
 

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I agree. It depends on your bucks and the motivation for crossing the fence. I have a kiko buck that figured out how to "climb" a 6 foot fence. He hooks his back legs in the bottom wires and launches himself over the top to get to his girls. Once in the pasture with the ladies, he never tries to get out even though I have one area of fence less than four feet with no barbed wire on top.
 
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