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  • Joined Feb 2011
Hurdles as temporary fencing?
« on: August 09, 2012, 10:36:11 pm »
...does anyone use hurdles to bisect their fields? My fields are 50M wide and was thinking of using hurdles instead of my usual electric rope (with a method of preventing collapse). Or does anyone have any other ideas of temporary (metal?) fencing that is on the market? Or does anyone use 'estate fencing' fore such a task? Was thinking of using it next to a footpath as a physical barrier. Thanks for listening to my questions  :farmer:


  • Joined Feb 2010
Re: Hurdles as temporary fencing?
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2012, 06:28:53 am »
Sorry but a fence full of hurdles next to a public path! probably get nicked ::) If it was going to be temporay I would use a round posts and strand wire, you can use the posts again.But the electric fence solution is the cheapest


  • Joined Mar 2011
  • Dolau, Llandrindod Wells,Powys
Re: Hurdles as temporary fencing?
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2012, 07:28:07 am »
Electric next to public access ? you will need plenty of warning signs to stop stupid people suing you , and they will still touch it to see if it's on ! and blame you when they find it is.  :innocent:

Buffy the eggs layer

  • Joined Jun 2010
Re: Hurdles as temporary fencing?
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2012, 09:01:33 am »
We use our hurdles for all sorts of temporary measures. At the moment one is preventing the sheep from entering the chicken run and eating the layers pellets, one is stopping them from eating their way under a coniffer and out of the orchard and 4 are protecting my fruit bushes till I can think of a better way to fence them off.
Ours are like lightweight wooden gates about 5 ft long that OH made so we attach them together with cable ties or bailer band. If I was wanting the sheep in an area accessed by the public I would go for the post and netting even if it was only chicken wire. 


  • Joined Jul 2011
  • Port O' Menteith, Stirlingshire
Re: Hurdles as temporary fencing?
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2012, 12:23:52 pm »
If just to hold sheep would a roll of rylock stock netting held every 7 yds with a post be enough? Be almost the cheapest option?
It's always worse for someone else, so get your moaning done before they start using up all the available symathy!

Mallows Flock

  • Joined Apr 2012
  • Shepton mallet
    • Somerset Pet Sitting and Dog Walking
Re: Hurdles as temporary fencing?
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2012, 09:47:50 pm »
I have used hurdles before but my fields are super private. only problem was, little minxes rubbed  against it and it was constantly leaning over/falling over. But then, I had big fat commercials in there and they push everything over.
From 3 to 30 and still flocking up!


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