Exploring the pasture
- Sep 10, 2021
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- Louisville, KY
You want the fence to keep out predators. On a small place dogs are probably your biggest predator.Thanks for the reply! What kind of fencing would you suggest, especially for goats?
Ah I see. Well, I am looking for East Friesian sheep and haven't come across anywhere nearby that sells them unfortunately. Sounds like a nice flock! How many do you have?
Great information! Thank you so much. Do you have any preference for dairy goats?You want the fence to keep out predators. On a small place dogs are probably your biggest predator.
To keep goats in you want woven, not welded fence. You want an electric strand at the bottom to keep the goats from crawling under, an electric strand at the middle so the goats don't try to push the fence down, and an electric strand at the top so the goats don't try to climb over.
A 4 foot tall fence will keep in goats, if none of them are jumpers.
If you have a jumper a 6 foot fence is better.
I hear sheep aren't as hard to fence in.
But with sheep you might still want all of that electric to keep out dogs.
Dogs love to harass and kill goats and sheep.
I found one East Friesian sheep breeder in California. I, unfortunately, can't find any closer. Since I live in KY, would it be okay to for lambs and kids to travel that far?I know a couple of people that have those sheep but none for sale unfortunately. We have down sized our sheep in the last year and are down to 30 ewes. We had 75 plus last year and it was too much to handle.
I am highly prejudiced towards full sized Saanen. They are quiet, have long production times, give lots of milk, and tend to have easy to milk udders/teats.Great information! Thank you so much. Do you have any preference for dairy goats?