Ridin' The Range
- Jul 15, 2017
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So I bought the Combo panels, and am now building the fence. Do I need to do anything fancy in the corners? or just connect the panels to a t-post? How far apart to space the t-posts? I'm thinking 1 post every 8 feet.Welded wire is garbage. I wouldn't use it on anything.
So I bought the Combo panels, and am now building the fence. Do I need to do anything fancy in the corners? or just connect the panels to a t-post? How far apart to space the t-posts? I'm thinking 1 post every 8 feet.I think the combo panels would be great!
Are you planning on keeping breeders or just feeding out a couple of pigs each year? If you're keeping breeders year round then of course it would be great if you could move them around - but what a lot of work! I guess a lot of it depends on the size of your pen. If you're just keeping feeders for a few months and then sending them to slaughter I don't think you'd need to worry about it.
Corners, you might want to use a solid wood post and sink it deep. T-post every 8 feet would be good. What are the dimensions of the pen you are building? Will the pigs have a shelter and shade?
You are getting started!
What kind of bracing did you use for the corners? If all you have for a corner is a single T-post, it may not be very sturdy. Is this going to be a temporary pen or a permanent one?
I looked for a good picture of my corners for the hog pen, but I don't have any, it's dark and I'm not going out there with a flashlight to take a picture. LOL So I found a picture of a corner when we were building fence.
I like your idea of reinforcing it with pallets on the corners. That ought to hold it just fine.On the pallet pig pen, it was just pallets.
On this one, it's currently just a t-post, but I'm thinking that won't be strong enough.
I'm using it for about 6 months...
Awesome. Do you think I should do it on the inside or the outside of the pen?I like your idea of reinforcing it with pallets on the corners. That ought to hold it just fine.
Pigs are in a class of their own. Some would tear down a brick wall. We bought a 820 pound boar that was in a welded wire crap of a pen. He could have walked right through it if he wanted. We kept him 45 days, fed him soured corn, hay and boiled eggs. The pork chops hung off a plate. Hanging weight was 506 pounds. We got a LOT of meat!