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So I have a climbing goats....

Discussion in 'Behaviors & Handling Techniques - Goats' started by Alexz7272, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. Sep 26, 2016
    Alexz7272

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    I'm ready to shoot her, she keeps climbing the fence and I think I fix it and she finds another spot. I'm losing my patience....what voltage do I need for running an electrical wire across the top? Or should I do around the bottom? And yes I've tighten the fence and yes I am trying to save up for the goat fencing. Thank you... :(
     
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    Most say top and bottom. I had an escape artist too. She hasn't tried lately but she was about to learn what electricity was!

    As for voltage, I have no idea. We have two fence chargers but my husband deals with them and I just know how to turn them on and off. :hide
     
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    Ferguson K

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    My escape artist jumps right over the hot wire, too.

    We have a 2 joule fence running our property. Normally for bulls and elk.... works great on goats. ;)
     
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    Wow. What kind of goat jumps the hot wire? After having only Nigerians I discovered how woefully inadequate my fencing was the day I brought home my mini alpines. Yikes!
     
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    Ferguson K

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    She's a Boer. Probably closer to 200lbs. I think she's half gazelle. (THAT WAS A JOKE) She's total PITA, but a good momma.
     
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    One joule charger will work if it is well grounded. Three ground rods may be needed. I put a wire at goat knee height and at the top. You can also get those step in posts and run a wire inside the fence by a foot or so, don't give them the chance to get close enough to the fence to jump or climb.
     
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    @Ferguson K That's my dilemma! She is such a ***** but a great mother and milker :barnie