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Author Topic: Which is the easiest livestock to fence in?  (Read 9700 times)

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
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Re: Which is the easiest livestock to fence in?
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2021, 06:24:37 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???

The Wallabies on Inch Connachan in Loch Lomond mostly stay at home, so if you have an island they're the livestock for you.  Wot, no wallaby icon  ???
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Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Which is the easiest livestock to fence in?
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2021, 07:14:12 pm »
"mostly"...... until the loch freezes and they give the locals on the A82 a fright  ;D .


A stray wallaby came to visit us a couple of years ago. From the height he was bouncing to, I don't think he'd have been easy to fence in at all.
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Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
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Re: Which is the easiest livestock to fence in?
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2021, 07:24:13 pm »
...and there was me thinking they hitched a ride on wee boats  :thinking:
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macgro7

  • Joined Feb 2016
  • Leicester
Re: Which is the easiest livestock to fence in?
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2021, 08:32:42 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???

The Wallabies on Inch Connachan in Loch Lomond mostly stay at home, so if you have an island they're the livestock for you.  Wot, no wallaby icon  ???
Funny enough that island was actually for sale last year.
Would Haggises make good pets?
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.

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Which is the easiest livestock to fence in?
« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2021, 09:50:37 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???

The Wallabies on Inch Connachan in Loch Lomond mostly stay at home, so if you have an island they're the livestock for you.  Wot, no wallaby icon  ???
Funny enough that island was actually for sale last year.
Would Haggises make good pets?


You can keep even the feistiest haggis under control by keeping them on flat ground.  Having their right legs longer than the left, they will graze in circles so never reach the way out.  They reach maturity early and are easy to catch for the same reason  :yum:   Haggises do not make good pets because of the characteristic pungent smell, especially the males, so best kept outdoors.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2021, 09:53:11 pm by Fleecewife »
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macgro7

  • Joined Feb 2016
  • Leicester
Re: Which is the easiest livestock to fence in?
« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2021, 10:10:43 pm »
Sounds like goats but better  :roflanim:
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Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Which is the easiest livestock to fence in?
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2021, 10:37:30 pm »
Pretty much, yes!  ;D :goat: . Harder to milk though.
« Last Edit: March 09, 2021, 11:37:19 am by Womble »
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doganjo

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Re: Which is the easiest livestock to fence in?
« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2021, 10:23:33 am »
You are all wrong.  My vote goes to  HAGGI!!!!
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