NH Homesteader- turkeys!

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I love your goats. They look like some happy campers in all the trees!
I have also fallen victim to electric fence testing! Except I was 4 years old, and my parents had a horse that would rush the fence when they'd hear it pulse and break the wire. So they hooked up the electric fence to the house current.
I clotheslined myself on it, and my mom said it knocked me back several feet. I still have a scar across my neck where it burned me, lol. Luckily for me, I don't remember this, but my parents sure do. They disconnected it after that, but I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have done it again.
 

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Good gosh on the piggies... yeah, absolutely no need for violent animals of ANY breed! Even if they are going to be short lived and dinner... To many chances for serious harm to come from it. Much worse if you intend to keep and breed them. Just not worth it. Hope hubby didn't get hurt helping out.
 

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No he is ok. They aren't typically aggressive like that. I guess they didn't like the baby!
 

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Just got home from dinner with my parents... To two goats in the driveway. We moved the fencing but didn't re-electrify it yet... And my wether just destroyed it. The boys will be going in cattle panels when we can afford a few more. Ugh!
 

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ouch... that electric fencing is expensive! After what they did, I'd be tempted to plug it in and throw it on them.
 

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Well our friend (I call him the pig Whisperer) has a 1000 lb Duroc boar that is the sweetest thing in the world and had an 800 lb Chester White sow that would let you wrangle her babies no problem. It's just that our pigs came from his one PITA sow. So I asked my husband if we could get our next piglets from a different sow with a better temperament. Same father though, he's a good pig.
 

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