Best fencing for uneven terrain?

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  1. flannelberry

    flannelberry Pure mischief

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    Thanks to heavy, wet snow sending trees onto our fences we're redoing a whole bunch this spring. We're currently using no climb goat fencing but I wonder if there is a better way. We're in heavily forested, uneven terrain (really uneven), rocky, dips and hills and have to keep the pyr in.

    Any other fencing suggestions?
     
  2. arcticow

    arcticow Well-Known Member

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    Two ideas - Look for the 5- foot deer & orchard /turkey fence(160 ft.) cause it's 14ga. so it's easier to put up on dips & rises, or 2 ft. hog wire w/ pos. & neg. 14 ga. electric as high as necessary.
     

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    flannelberry Pure mischief

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    frazzlehead AppleJackCreek Supporter

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    We have uneven ground and use paige wire ... it's not much fun when you get to big dips and rises, as it's hard to get it tightened evenly. Our compromise so far has been to not go fully down into the dips, and run barbed wire across the dip spots to fill in the holes under the fencing.

    I would think - just guessing - the 5 strand high tensile wire would be the easiest, as you can go up and down and tighten each wire separately ... but I'm not sure if it would hold your critters in (or keep predators out).
     
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    frazzlehead AppleJackCreek Supporter

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    Oh my I just noticed the last line ...

    "and keep the Pyr in"

    I don't know if there IS any fencing that'll keep a Pyr in. :)

    If you find it, do tell me about it!
     
  6. Terry W

    Terry W Duchess of Cynicism

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    electronetting will keep in a pyr trained to it... So perhaps, use a hot wire at the bottom of the fences in the dips?
     
  7. flannelberry

    flannelberry Pure mischief

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    LOL Frazzlehead! You're right -I don't know if there is.

    Terry - we've tried the hot wire, she doesn't care too much.

    Her breeder had a great recommendation - hot wire on the bottom (right after she's groomed so not too insulated to feel it) with ag fencing done really high and folded under quite a ways back to keep her from digging out.

    My goodness she's a lot of work. Good thing we love her.

    Thanks everyone.