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#5619781 - 02/25/15 11:34 AM Fence around feeder
SlickTrick15 Offline
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Registered: 02/23/15
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I am thinking of putting up some cattle panels to make a fence around a feeder to keep hogs out... about 30' x 30' square or so.... what is the lowest height that would keep a hog out of the pen? Thanks

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#5619883 - 02/25/15 12:29 PM Re: Fence around feeder [Re: SlickTrick15]
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#5619982 - 02/25/15 01:19 PM Re: Fence around feeder [Re: SniperRAB]
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Registered: 02/23/15
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Thanks for the link...However, I don't see the answer to my question on that link, unfortunately.

How tall do the panels need to be to keep a hog from entering the pen?

Thanks for the help.

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#5619988 - 02/25/15 01:21 PM Re: Fence around feeder [Re: SlickTrick15]
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In other words... How short can the fence be to keep a hog out?

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#5620001 - 02/25/15 01:26 PM Re: Fence around feeder [Re: SlickTrick15]
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Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
Iv had bigger pigs roll over standard size hog panel.... They can jump higher than you think also
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#5620036 - 02/25/15 01:40 PM Re: Fence around feeder [Re: SlickTrick15]
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as Nav stated, standard hog panels (32-34") will keep the majority out but some can jump. You can use cattle panels (50"x16' or 20'? $19 at Tractor Supply) to make the pen. I usually will take bolt cutters and cut out a notch where deer can jump in or cut one approximately in half length wise to have 2 lower panels (but you run the risk of hogs jumping in).
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#5620097 - 02/25/15 02:09 PM Re: Fence around feeder [Re: SlickTrick15]
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You'll need one t-post in the middle of the panel. Other wise the panels are too flexible and pigs run up and over. Had them bust in one side and out the other. Peckerwoods couldn't use the same access... realmad

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#5620109 - 02/25/15 02:18 PM Re: Fence around feeder [Re: SlickTrick15]
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Registered: 08/13/14
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Loc: Denton
Never had hogs jump in, shoot at them in the fence and they can jump clear 5 ft high fence. Make a round area not square, use the 34" high panels, if you have cattle sometimes you might need extra t post in the mid span (instead mid way divide in thirds)

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#5620251 - 02/25/15 03:23 PM Re: Fence around feeder [Re: SlickTrick15]
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Thanks for the advice guys!

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#5620333 - 02/25/15 03:59 PM Re: Fence around feeder [Re: SlickTrick15]
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36 will work
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#5620361 - 02/25/15 04:11 PM Re: Fence around feeder [Re: SlickTrick15]
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Really depends on the hogs but I have seen 28" keep out hogs and I use 34" hog panels. I hate hogs so I never want them to get a chance at any corn on my place.
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#5620453 - 02/25/15 04:48 PM Re: Fence around feeder [Re: SlickTrick15]
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Sorry, pasted in on the fly Slick...
All of the above heights are Kosher, unfortunately all my panels have been raised to 7 foot to keep out Pasture Maggots (Goats) roflmao

We do not knock on wood have Piggy problems, I always cut a few sections lower to allow the Does and Little slick heads easier Hop ins.. What ever you build go twice what size you want up


Zoom in and you can see the notches



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#5620730 - 02/25/15 07:04 PM Re: Fence around feeder [Re: SlickTrick15]
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Registered: 01/30/09
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Loc: Abilene Tx
I use hog panels 34". I frame them with sq tubing. I use 11 of them. I do put gates in the pin to let smaller deer in. If a pig comes in shoot him as soon as he enters and they wont come around. You let them eat or get comfortable they will come back. I killed 16 last year and only 1 this year. No pictures either.
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#5621990 - 02/26/15 12:56 PM Re: Fence around feeder [Re: SlickTrick15]
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We have five 25" tall pens in lavaca county, where we are ate up with hogs. I get a few a year come into the pen. I keep game cameras running year around also. We buy the economy 16' long 50" tall hog panels from our local store and split them to make two. We also use rebar cut into four foot pieces instead of t post to save money. Of course it will not keep cows out. I use 7-8 panels which gives you 14-16 pieces.

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#5623529 - 02/27/15 08:32 AM Re: Fence around feeder [Re: SlickTrick15]
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Registered: 08/06/14
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I have lots of pine trees, so I took down six of them and stacked them two high on three sides. Height varies from 2 ft to mayby 3 ft. Then I put a four foot fence up on the front side that I can see through from my deer blind. The height of the logs is such that I can easily step over them to fill the feeder and get the chip out of my game camera, but taller then the hogs will climb over to get to the corn. To keep the logs in place, I rested them on existing trees, and then screwed some PT 2x6's into the ends and onto the sides in a few places. Maybe overkill, but it was scrap lumber and I used every piece I brought with me.

I went from going weeks without seeing any deer on my two game cameras, to now getting pics of four bucks and five does every night. One of the bucks will be a shooter next year if I can keep the hogs away.

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