Our big bucks, Horned Angoras, are in a pen thats all wooden pallet walls for now. Their new pen will be a combo, cattle panels, wooden framed field fencing and pallet fencing. My bog boys know how to use their horns to tear things apart. They would destroy a tarped set up.
For horned goats I recommend something more like this.
Its not finished we are just working on it now.
This is actually one of our lamb pens, but the goats are done the same.
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Thank you for the pictures. I am considering using cattle panels but with the cost I am concerned I won't be able to give them enough space. I know I could add to it as I could afford another panel or two. But I was wondering what you all thought about using cattle panels where I know it will get tested - like around gates and right outside the shelter - and then using several strands of electric fence in other areas. What do you think? We have the does & babies in 6 strands of electric now and so far so good. But that has only been completed for a couple of weeks. Do you think a partial hotwire fence will work for bucks?
We took a 5 (or 5 1/2 ?) foot tall round pen panels (on 3 sides, the west side is 48inch woven goat fencing with 2 strands of electric above it). We lined the round pen with cattle panels (on the inside, so the bucks pushing on them would have less effect then panels on the outside) It's a good sized pen.. 40 x 60 or so. Their *barn* is a 10x10 building. The yellow tarp was a quick fix summer shade project. We plan on building a porch of sorts from wood & tin this fall. It now houses 4 bucks & a couple wethers. I'm adding 3 more '09 bucklings, but plan on adding another smaller 8x8 *barn* on the other end of the pen. I like the fact that we NEVER miss heats. The girls are able to rub/slide along the fence and wag for the boys (and no, we've never had an accidental thru the fence breeding.. I use to worry about that, but since it's NEVER once happened, I worry a lot less about it) We so many bucks I really needed to build a secure *fort buck* ...here's a couple pictures from earlier in the week.. there were 11 or so does in heat that day!