The Goat Spot Forum banner
1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
56 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Has anyone ever had trouble with bob cats or Canadian lynx attacking their goats? My husbands trail camera on our property captured a very blurry photo of what appears to be a Canadian lynx and a trapper that lives 15 miles west of here just found a bob cat in his trap. We have a 48" fence. We are thinking of running a hot wire along the top. Do you think it's needed? Ps they are locked in the barn at 6 or 7 at night. But considering it dark at 5 now they are sometimes out when it's dark.
 

·
Moderator
Joined
·
14,456 Posts
Almost any predator can scale a 48' fence. Hot wire might be a deterrant.
Put them in before dusk until well after light, those are the most usual times of hunting.
An LGD would be your best friend.;)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,037 Posts
Can you extend the height of your fence posts? At least to six feet, if not seven, before running that hot wire and infill wire? The conservation officer out here said that cougars (not what you asked about, but still!) might not be deterred by a six-foot fence.
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Top