Electrified woven wire fencing. Fiberglass fence posts attached to the weave and the whole shabang weighs about 60 lbs. This is my kind of fence, folks. ;)
I had always wanted to try this kind of fencing out, but never had the money to do so. Then, a few weeks ago I saw an ad on Craigslist for 150' of fencing and the seller was open to trades.
Thirty minutes later, the ad was taken down and I was the soon-to-be new owner of some electrified woven wire. The seller even threw in a dozen extra fiberglass fence posts for no extra charge. The total cost? One Thanksgiving turkey for him and his family. I love bartering.
I finally got the fencing yesterday (it wasn't exactly in my neighborhood) and put a little bit of the fencing up today just to get a feel for it, and to keep the goats out of the pasture that the broilers are in. It's not on, or even hooked up to the charger but already I like it. The goats are respecting the boundary really well (wasn't sure how Heidi would do...), and I grinned as I watched Poppet futilely try to squeeze through the tiny weave. Payback time, Dwarf. LOL. I'll be setting this up around the perimeter of our un-fenced pasture soon which will give me double the grazing space that I've had for the last 4-5 years. I'm looking forward to doing some serious rotational grazing with the goats/cows!!
Does anyone else use this kind of fencing? What do you like and/or not like about it?