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Pig Fence
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chie613    Posted 05-16-2001 at 02:50:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
never tried an electriv fence for pigs, always had a pen built up for um. Gonna try it this year. Gona get one those 6volt solar chargers and wire fence. A pamphlet say to use 6 runs of wire, first 3 at 6" apart, then 12" to about 48" high, sounds like a bit much to me. i thought just one at about 6" or maybe 2. What have ya had the best luck with , as far as hieght of wire and how many runs?
thanks


JOHN-N-FLA    Posted 05-19-2001 at 09:40:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I USE THREE RUNS FIRST 6INCHES 2ND 12 INCHEC ABOVE THAT 3RD AT THREE FEET WORKS JUST FINE ONLY PROBLEM I EVER HAD WAS WHEN THEY WERE YOUNG THE POWER WENT OUT AND A COUPLE GOT OUT



Johnny    Posted 05-16-2001 at 16:27:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We used to run only one wire back when we raised em. Only bad part we came across was the pigs would test the wire every so often and if it wasn't working out they would go. Sometimes high grass would short it out and in dry ground weather it would not work well. I would get the hottest charger I could find, but if I had to put up 6 strands of wire you might as well build a nice hog wire fence. Johnny


rhudson    Posted 05-16-2001 at 06:27:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
pick up a galligar(spelling) fencing booklet at a farm supplier that sells that brand. it will give suggested spacing for different animals. i feel that it is one of the best brands and very hot. grounding, as hogman suggested can be a problem in dry areas. if so you will need to run an odd number of strands. make the lowest strand hot, the next up grounded, the next hot, so on. that way when the animal pushes its head through, it is in direct contact with a hot strand and a grounded strand. its all in the booklet. also as hogman suggested, hotter is better, they have to respect the shock or you will never keep them in. also be aware that the fence must be strong enough to resist one animal pushing the other into it.


Hogman    Posted 05-16-2001 at 04:30:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
I used it some, with some good and some bad and lots inbetween results. In dry weather it willnot work worth a hoot.
Single strand seemed about as good as any with a single barb wire or just plain wire as an additional ground running pretty close to the hot line. As to hight,I used about "nose" high for the hot line.
I had one sow that would hit a smaller one hard enough to make it touch the wire. I f there was no shreak heard She would walk thru and go strolling. Also have had a Boar grab the hot wire and tear it down inorder to get to a sow, what pain passion can cause one to bear.
The only reason I can see for so many lines as You mentioned would be for pigs 5 to 500 lb The little ones will find a way out anyway so I would'nt worry about em. I'd question the the 6 volt having enough power.Minimum for hogs is the HOTTeast one You can get !!!


chief613    Posted 05-16-2001 at 15:57:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
as far as bein hot enough, its a Parmak solar 6volt low impendence. They say its good for hogs, but some people will say anything to sell thier product. I had asked earlier and this seemed to be the consensis for a good solar one. I havent bought it yet so its not to late for any other suggestion
thanks


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