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jjstyle



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:22 pm    Post subject: Would this be good pig fencing?  Reply with quote

Hey everyone, I'm just wondering if metal posts with 2 inch chain link fence and metal wire rum horizontally be effective in keeping pigs in?

Or is there something better than the chain link fence?

Regards

JJ
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Natterjack



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They will dig anything! I'd recommend an electric fence wire on the inside, maybe a foot off the ground, to stop them rooting the fence bottom.
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Natterjack



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to solely use electric fence tape, couple of strips.

But then I had some pigs that were happy to get a shock if it meant getting out!
So now I have sheep netting, and an electric wire inside this.
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wayland



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have tried all sorts over the years with varying degrees of failure. Whatever you use, if it is not electric your pigs will find a way out. Even by mistake. Pigs like to have a good old scratch, this I think would disfigure your chain link out of all recognition. If you were to bury a foot of it, it may well hold them but as Knatterjack says. Standard stock fence with wire inside should hold them, but inspect it regularly.
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jjstyle



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do intend yo use the electrical wire on the inside. I think I'll look into the stock fence instead, thanks guys
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Natterjack



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jjstyle wrote:
I do intend yo use the electrical wire on the inside. I think I'll look into the stock fence instead, thanks guys



I think it's 3 ft sheep netting we have, around 45 euro a roll.

Mine isn't very tight but it means the pigs have no where to go if they get a shock  

To be honest it was strung up in haste around the existing electric fence after several high stress pig breakouts  
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Bugsy



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As previously said deffo need electric fence, if you can get the screw in insulators into the posts.
The reason i say that is i used the plastic stacks in the ground and i couldn't understand how mine where getting out (That just lifted the fence posts out with sheep fence and all and popped under it)
What they did was dig under the stake, lift it out the ground and lay it on the floor so it shorted out... clever little sods.
One of my pigs uses the other as a fence tester, if she squeals its on and she walks away... they test it several times a day, very persistent


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