What are some good fencing options for penning in goats?


Quick Answer

Welded wire fencing with 4-inch squares protects goats from predators, while fencing with 12-inch squares allows goats to put their heads through the fence and pull back without getting caught. Goat owners may install fencing from a roll or use panels.

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Using fencing with 6-inch squares is hazardous to goats, because their horns may become caught. The goat may die from strangulation or may be attacked by a predator if it cannot free itself from the fence. Fences should be secure, because goats rub on the fences to relieve itching. Fences should be between 32 and 47 inches tall and attached to 7-foot posts for durability.

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