As long as there are no girls you don't want bred on the other side of the fences. Boys can actually breed threw a fence. If your like me your probably laughing saying no way, don't be like me and learn the hard way lol if there are girls that you don't want bred, get creative on keeping it from happening. A roof so he can't get up on the fence, water troughs lined against the fence, or what I have is a 2' gap between fences (also the roof but it just worked out that way, the gap would be fine). Don't trust small holed panels or fencing, it can be done threw that.So can I have a separate temp pen right next to goats so he can see them but be separate? Really don't want to add more then 1 buck to the herd.
3 goat max for our pen/pasture
Yes he will be ok. It's not ideal but he will be ok. My boys are butt heads to each other so they live in separate pens by themselves but see the girls. They have been like this for years.Will 1 buck be ok with living by himself with fence in between so he can still see the does?
My buck is ok with that. When they walk to the back of the field he screams though.Will 1 buck be ok with living by himself with fence in between so he can still see the does?
These are a couple pics of one of my pens. I will be blunt T posts do not suffice on a determined buck. This particular pen has Does in it usually and this fellow was there to handle some business. His pen is made out of Goat panels and Wood posts. The total height on his actual pen is 8ft. He ... is a leaper. The pen you see in this pic holds my other buck without issue. His butt end is too fat to get over it lol. Beef would not be able to normally but he is not toting as much weight as he should be. As it is he has a heck of a time getting over the 4 ft panels. Ultimately our bucks pens will end up being 6 ft. He has beaten the tar our of the goat panels in his pen before but they have held up. A bit warped but they hold lol. Just for clarification these are goat/sheep panels, not cattle. The cattle panels are not quite as sturdy. Don't get me wrong they work but I would not put anything in them that could possibly put their head through the holes. The goats ones are 4x4 holes. The nes I purchased were 16ft long and 48 inches high. Don't worry they can "Bend" them into a truck bed really well so no worries about them hanging out. LOL just be careful what yu drive under on the way home. I found out real quick that I need to switch sides of the road on the way to my house because of low hanging trees.Won't let me see their profile or post says they limit. Do you have a thread link with their setup?
His primary pen is 16x16 . Not as big as I would like but it works for now. Has to be cleaned regularly. He can see the does about 20 ft away. The pen he is pictured in is 16x20. Once again with this size they have to be cleaned , preferably, daily. He is particularly lazy so it works.What are the dimensions of your buck pen? Wondering how much space I need to carve out for a buck. Can your buck see the does?