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  • Joined Jun 2024
Pig fencing
« on: June 11, 2024, 08:12:51 pm »
We have woodland that we would like to use for free range pigs. Can anyone advise on what type of fencing we need to use.


  • Joined Sep 2020
  • Norfolk
Re: Pig fencing
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2024, 06:39:20 pm »
Either electric, or very strong stock fencing, or a combination of both. We have got away with just stout stock fencing plus a top strand of barbed wire so far (10+ years and we do all our own fencing) but "digginess" depends on the breed of pig. Some are more enthusiastic than others. Within a decent patch of woodland there should be enough to keep them interested. Are you planning just weaners for fattening or permanent residents?

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Pig fencing
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2024, 08:45:12 am »
Training. start with electric teach them its naughty and painful , wont take long reinforce the message every now and then. Keep them occupied  toys etc , a bored pig will always find something to do.


  • Joined Jun 2024
Re: Pig fencing
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2024, 06:46:40 am »
hey there, for fencing pigs in a woodland you'll def want something sturdy. electric is a solid option to train them but also consider using strong woven wire or mesh fencing - pigs can be super determined diggers.


  • Joined Feb 2017
Re: Pig fencing
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2024, 02:19:00 pm »
Ours dig a lot but standard stock fencing with barb top and bottom has worked fine.


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