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Orinlooper

  • Joined Aug 2015
Which is the easiest livestock to fence in?
« on: March 07, 2021, 12:17:37 pm »
Which livestock is the easiest to fence in?

I would have thought the smaller the animals the harder to provide effective fencing, as even small gaps could be squeezed through and the larger the animal like cattle and alpaca will not so easily get through small gaps?

Is there any larger livestock that just good hedge will be enough?

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Which is the easiest livestock to fence in?
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2021, 12:52:48 pm »
I'm going to go for blackbirds. We seem to fence one in most mornings, in our bird-flu secure chicken run. I still can't work out how she's getting in there in the first place.

Hardest to fence in are probably earwigs. You need really tiny mesh.

BTW Orinlooper, you do know what direction this thread is going to go, right? What are you actually looking to achieve here?
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Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
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Re: Which is the easiest livestock to fence in?
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2021, 01:02:23 pm »
No no Womble, earwigs are dead easy.  You just need a wooden box with a few gaps in and they'll stay there forever, specially if they get mail dumped on them 6 days out of 7  ;D
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cans

  • Joined May 2013
Re: Which is the easiest livestock to fence in?
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2021, 01:16:34 pm »
 :thinking:        :idea:     


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landroverroy

  • Joined Oct 2010
Re: Which is the easiest livestock to fence in?
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2021, 01:47:56 pm »
:thinking:        :idea:     


Slugs ....   


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landroverroy

  • Joined Oct 2010
Re: Which is the easiest livestock to fence in?
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2021, 01:57:55 pm »
I'm going to go for blackbirds. We seem to fence one in most mornings, in our bird-flu secure chicken run. I still can't work out how she's getting in there in the first place.

Hardest to fence in are probably earwigs. You need really tiny mesh.

BTW Orinlooper, you do know what direction this thread is going to go, right? What are you actually looking to achieve here?


You've got to give it to him though Womble - Orinlooper is good. :sunshine:
Even though he exasperates  :rant: many of us with his unlikely questions and and ideas - we are still almost mesmerised by his eccentric posts  and feel compelled to respond. :thinking: ;D
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Backinwellies

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Re: Which is the easiest livestock to fence in?
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2021, 06:13:06 pm »
  :thinking: :thinking: :thinking:
my Welsh Dragon lives happiliy in my garden  no hedges or fences required
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Ghdp

  • Joined Aug 2014
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Re: Which is the easiest livestock to fence in?
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2021, 07:00:58 pm »
Here is my idea for a thread arising (not unkindly I hope Orinlooper;  from your whacky threads)(and I love the guinea pig farming idea 😂)

What question would make any of us  just HAVE to respond!

There have been some good ones.

Over the last few years I have seen on this forum questions about....

 introducing Japanese Knot weed as an animal food source .

Or.....

Can I build a house on a plot of agricultural land if I (really really) want to.

How to make a comfortable living for a family on produce from a small holding - and have quality of life- and have time off.  ( I read EVERY reply to that question!!)

Making a profit on a small flock of sheep. Is it possible? (NB  favourite answer  so far is ‘ only if I don’t tell husband/ wife/other the cost of feed) 

0r .... Keeping goats - when I haven’t read a book about it, met a goat, or a goat-keeper -  but I have very long grass.
 
And just one or two about ‘designer dogs’

Here is mine - 

Having made the move to rural life - do you not miss the local chip shop/ pub/ a relative??? ( tbh chip shop is ‘up there’ for me )

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Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Which is the easiest livestock to fence in?
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2021, 09:53:52 pm »
As Backinwellies' post proves, you don't need fences if your livestock is happy with the life you host.  See hefted sheep, free range chickens, well-treated dogs, and sheep for whom the grass is always greener in their own paddock . On the other hand, cats.........
"Let's not talk about what we can do, but do what we can"

There is NO planet B - what are YOU doing to save our home?

Do something today that your future self will thank you for - plant a tree

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arobwk

  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Kernow: where 2nd-home owners rule !
Re: Which is the easiest livestock to fence in?
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2021, 10:21:21 pm »
Which livestock is the easiest to fence in?

I should like to turn that question on its head ... "Which livestock is the easiest to fence out?"

Answer ... "Orinlooper"

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Which is the easiest livestock to fence in?
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2021, 09:07:19 am »
  :thinking: :thinking: :thinking:
my Welsh Dragon lives happiliy in my garden  no hedges or fences required


Yeah, but building the cave was one hell of a faff, Backinwellies. Swings and roundabouts, as with all livestock.

P.S. We caught the blackbird again this morning. I still have no idea how.
"All fungi are edible. Some fungi are only edible once." -Terry Pratchett

macgro7

  • Joined Feb 2016
  • Leicester
Re: Which is the easiest livestock to fence in?
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2021, 10:13:51 am »
I'm going to go for blackbirds. We seem to fence one in most mornings, in our bird-flu secure chicken run. I still can't work out how she's getting in there in the first place.

Hardest to fence in are probably earwigs. You need really tiny mesh.

BTW Orinlooper, you do know what direction this thread is going to go, right? What are you actually looking to achieve here?
I caught one last night! I a LIVE RST TRAP. Let it out this morning gof course.
Growing loads of fruits and vegetables! Raising dairy goats, chickens, ducks, rabbits on 1/2 acre in the middle of the city of Leicester, using permaculture methods.

macgro7

  • Joined Feb 2016
  • Leicester
Re: Which is the easiest livestock to fence in?
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2021, 10:16:25 am »
Which livestock is the easiest to fence in?

I would have thought the smaller the animals the harder to provide effective fencing, as even small gaps could be squeezed through and the larger the animal like cattle and alpaca will not so easily get through small gaps?

Is there any larger livestock that just good hedge will be enough?
Surprisingly the easiest animals to fence would be a cow. One strand of electric wire would do the job.

For goats you need something from The Jurassic Park - I know from experience.

Fish tank is usually quite secure- you can African catfish quite easily in a barrel - in your garden or sitting room  ;)
Growing loads of fruits and vegetables! Raising dairy goats, chickens, ducks, rabbits on 1/2 acre in the middle of the city of Leicester, using permaculture methods.

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Which is the easiest livestock to fence in?
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2021, 10:43:43 am »
Oh, I had an African Catfish that tried to fence me in once. It pays to be wary of them, for sure.
"All fungi are edible. Some fungi are only edible once." -Terry Pratchett

macgro7

  • Joined Feb 2016
  • Leicester
Re: Which is the easiest livestock to fence in?
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2021, 05:33:26 pm »
Oh, I had an African Catfish that tried to fence me in once. It pays to be wary of them, for sure.
Someone I know caught a 2 meter long catfish in a river in Poland once!


How about wallabies???
Growing loads of fruits and vegetables! Raising dairy goats, chickens, ducks, rabbits on 1/2 acre in the middle of the city of Leicester, using permaculture methods.

 

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