fence advice needed

Discussion in 'Barnyard Bananza' started by billmac, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. billmac

    billmac Member

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    Sep 8, 2008
    As soon as the ground thaws we're going to start putting up fencing for our new goats. We're making do with electro-net right now.

    We're going to use woven wire with a supplemental hot wire on the inside. I'm going to cut my own cedar posts.

    Here are my questions: How small, diameter wise, can a decent cedar post be (assuming we use big ones on the corners)? What post spacing do you use? Do you use a stretcher to get maximum tautness?

    Thanks
     
  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    I like posts to be at least the size of a 4x4 as it makes the whole fence much sturdier

    I had one person stretch and hold while another staples it to the fence.
     

  3. Thanatos

    Thanatos New Member

    937
    Mar 16, 2009
    Lake Ariel, Pa
    Yep i like 4x4 too but on the non-structural areas I use the steel barbed wire post(the ones with the little nubs on em). but I used chain link so my result will prolly be different from yours.