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Jonah by nature

  • Joined Jun 2019
  • Torquay
Pig enclosure advice
« on: July 15, 2019, 08:42:54 pm »
Hi, we have started to build our pig enclosure. Post and rail with stock proof fencing and a line of electric wire at the base. Post and rails are going in braced at the corners but which is best ... wire stapled to the inside face or outside. Electric wire will go on the inside face , with a bit of a standoff to keep them away from the fence proper. Sorry if it sounds like a dumb question but there is a lot of conflicting info out there.
Voss Electric Fence

RCTman

  • Joined Mar 2017
  • Rhondda fach
Re: Pig enclosure advice
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2019, 09:19:08 pm »
I have always put the netting on the inside, if its on the outside any pressure from within will tend to push the wire off the posts, pushing the staples out. There again its all according to what is on the other side of the fence.

Jonah by nature

  • Joined Jun 2019
  • Torquay
Re: Pig enclosure advice
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2019, 10:36:54 pm »
Sounds like a whole load of logic to me especially when I'm told an untrained pig will run forward when encountered by elecrtic rather than back.mine will be electric trained when ready so hopefully this won't be too much of a problem. Bit like the old scout saying " be prepared"!


harmony

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: Pig enclosure advice
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2019, 10:43:11 pm »
As above wire on stock side but of course you might have stock both sides. You shouldn't have a problem with electric fence running on the pig side anyway. Post should be driven well in and stock wire properly tensioned if you want it to last.

Jonah by nature

  • Joined Jun 2019
  • Torquay
Re: Pig enclosure advice
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2019, 07:28:53 am »
Hi, many thanks for the advice.... more post ramming today????. Ground is dry and "ard as a dogs head" as my father in law used to say.....Only another 70 to go in !

 

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