Goats and dog collars

Xerocles

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Premier has some great stuff, good info & build instructions on their site …. PLUS I have experienced great CS with them!

Side note -- Kudzu is supposed to be a high protein leaf when green. It WILL overtake tall trees & buildings, given the chance. I understand goats love it. Maybe your neighbor has some CPs around, not in use...to loan??

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This … and another at other side of house .. was what 6 of mine did for me one afternoon in about an hour. The holly tree was solid leaf to ground before their "trim". They also took out a couple other things. Thanks, girls!
Trim back those naked limbs and tell everyone its topiary! On purpose. Voila. Artistic goats! ;)
 

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Here's a handy little gadget that can create instant connection and gates for CP....
That looks like 1 "strand" of a chain link fence. I've got tons of that lying around the place. Hmmmmmm. Not perfectly round, but....
 

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That looks like 1 "strand" of a chain link fence. I've got tons of that lying around the place. Hmmmmmm. Not perfectly round, but....
Yeah....tried that. Took some appropriate gauge wire I had on hand and tried to twist it around a hoe handle in a uniform manner so as to duplicate this gadget. Couldn't pull it off, though it performed the same function it didn't go on and off smoothly like those do....if you watch the video on them it's a cool thing to watch their self threading ability.
 

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Hey! @Xerocles you could cut ALL the CP's in half and make them MUCH easier to move by yourself.
I AM SUCH A DUMMY AT TIMES! (As if y'all didn't already know that!) Several times it's been mentioned to cut the CPs, but nobody ever just flat out SAID "just take the 16' panels and cut them in half". I was on the TSC website, looking at the 8' panels and it (finally) dawned on me. $17/8 ft panel and $24/16 ft. Duh! And I already use a side grinder to cut (and smooth edges) wire. So nothing new to even buy.
This site has been worth every penny I spent to join. I feel like I need to invest in the "membership upgrade" things just to actually give something back. God knows I'm not able to add anything by giving advice.
 

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:lol: You were right about the head turning, squinting and light part! I read it carefully four times before I got it. Were you ever a teacher? Did you get fired? :lol:
BUT WHAT A GREAT IDEA. Also if something should happen to the occupied fence (fallen tree limb?) it could be practically instantaneous to move into the other section. But each "end section" would need to have a gate. Correct?
I' am a teacher, but not the school type, I teach FARM and ANIMAL stuff! LOL Can't fire me because it ain't a paying job. :yesss:

Yes, each end section would have to have a gate.
 

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I AM SUCH A DUMMY AT TIMES! (As if y'all didn't already know that!) Several times it's been mentioned to cut the CPs, but nobody ever just flat out SAID "just take the 16' panels and cut them in half". I was on the TSC website, looking at the 8' panels and it (finally) dawned on me. $17/8 ft panel and $24/16 ft. Duh! And I already use a side grinder to cut (and smooth edges) wire. So nothing new to even buy.
This site has been worth every penny I spent to join. I feel like I need to invest in the "membership upgrade" things just to actually give something back./QUOTE]

You make us laugh. That is payment enough.
 

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My guess (having nigerian dwarf goats) is a shock collar would have to be really snug to give the goat a shock.....and once shocked, I think ithey would keep on moving. Doubt that system would work very well for you.....we use break away collars in case they get hung up on something,. Neighbor found one of their goats hung by the regular collar on the wall hay rack.... and the electric underground fence won't protect them from predators.
Goat owners that use traditional electric fence will tell you that the moment the power to the fence is "off" the goats realize and quickly escape, this would be similar to an electric collar system. ... The electric collar system may keep your goats contained but it will not prevent predator attacks. Just something to think about.
 

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My concern: Goats will be a target for predators. Fences give a bit of protection for them - shock collars don't.
Electric shock collars for cats and dogs will be banned in England, the government has announced. The training devices deliver up to 6,000 volts of electricity or spray noxious chemicals to control animals' behaviour. Environment secretary Michael Gove said this causes unacceptable "harm and suffering". I hope the same will happen here. we don't want this cruelty to continue
 

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Well, lots of concern about predators. Cautious, but not overly so. We don't have "lions and tigers and bears, oh my". Not even coyotes (yet, anyhow). Dogs? Haven't seen a dog except mine in the 11 months I've been here, and MY dog (not a LGD) is fiercely protective of her area and her pets. Haven't seen any tracks, etc of coons, possums, or bobcats. She's outside unless we go below 30f, which is rare here.
Heck, I think I'll just get two cheap brier goats and give it a try. The collars are cheap. Don't want to write off any animal as "expendable", but lets face it. $20 brier goats are about as expendable as it comes, to try out a new system. They make it a year, and go to the freezer farm anyhow.
Let me just warn you though...no goat is a cheap goat...there is sooo much that goes into the good care of goat keeps, minerals, vitamins, copper bolus, and I’m only thinking of a few...we got our goats from a bad farmer who went to jail for neglect. But they have cost us a pretty penny...I’m not complaining...I treasure them! Plus..after a week of owning them...you’ll love them too much to think of without worrying about predators...because everyone has them.
 

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