Pig fence recommendations

Hideaway Pines

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We just finished the last of the three paddocks that our pigs will have access to. We will rotate them as needed to each one. We used woven wire and our pigs have not had any issues with getting out. My husband did do concreted wooden poles every third pole with T-posts for the rest, and this along with stretching the wire fence has kept them in no problem. We have the regular gates you get from farm stores, some are walk gate size others are the larger ones. Then we also have decided to use Hog panels for some areas where we will move the panel to close up one paddock and allow them access to another. Gates are so expensive we opted for this in several places. It is not as convenient, but for our set up it will work just fine. If we see we need a gate there instead, we can always add it. we cannot do electric since we are on sugar sand, not enough moisture to keep it hot, and trying to get water to the areas each day would be counter productive for us, so we went with permanent fencing.
 

jjack010

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Ah, removable hog panels.......... great idea. Thanks again for the info.
 

Hideaway Pines

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Thanks for sharing. What size gates are you using? Yeah, the fermenting won't work for my situation since I'm not on the farm daily.
some gates are 6ft, some are 3 ft and we did put two 3 ft in one section to allow us to then back our stock trailer in, giving us the ability to attach each gate to the trailer to keep the pigs from escaping then we plan to feed them every day for a week or more in the trailer to get them comfortable with it... so we can load them easy when the time comes to take them to slaughter. They love hard boiled eggs, and will just about do anything for them, so this will be the way we get them to go in at first. at least that is our plan... stay tuned we will see how this plays out. also we added turkeys to our pig area now too. They pick through the pig poop eating anything the pigs did not digest, and all bugs as well, they forage like nobody's business and are super chill with them. It has been a great addition. Our hen is actually now laying eggs we will see if she will hatch them.
 
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