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#6302952 - 05/18/16 03:48 PM Feeder fencing question
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Light Foot

Registered: 05/18/16
Posts: 19
Loc: Northwest of Fort Worth, TX
I am looking at putting either cow panels or hog panels around my feeders. I don't want to use barb wire. I want the deer, turkey, and hogs to be able to access it. I just want the cows to stay out. Any suggestions on either? Cow panels with one section as a hog panel raised high enough to allow hogs and deer to go under?

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#6302969 - 05/18/16 04:04 PM Re: Feeder fencing question [Re: BAFisher]
rexmitchell Offline
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Deer will jump it with no problem, just make sure you make it big enough. If you want to let the hogs in you can just cutout the bottom of one panel and they will find their way in. Don't use panels that are too high, preferable ones you can step over.


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#6302997 - 05/18/16 04:21 PM Re: Feeder fencing question [Re: rexmitchell]
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Registered: 11/01/12
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Loc: Lubbock, TX
Our cows won't be turned by a panel that isn't 48". I'd use 48s, and as Rex said cut one in half and take the bottom out.
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#6303017 - 05/18/16 04:36 PM Re: Feeder fencing question [Re: BAFisher]
BAFisher Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 05/18/16
Posts: 19
Loc: Northwest of Fort Worth, TX
Thanks for the suggestions. That's kind of what I thought I should do.

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#6303021 - 05/18/16 04:39 PM Re: Feeder fencing question [Re: BAFisher]
TxBuck Offline
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I don't understand if you are just wanting to keep cows out why not just use barb wire and t posts?

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#6303023 - 05/18/16 04:43 PM Re: Feeder fencing question [Re: BAFisher]
BAFisher Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 05/18/16
Posts: 19
Loc: Northwest of Fort Worth, TX
Tried the barb wire and t posts. Was not effective. Bent posts and stretched wire on 3 of the 4 feeders. Short of using a come-along and 5 strands, figured I'd use the panels.

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#6303038 - 05/18/16 05:05 PM Re: Feeder fencing question [Re: BAFisher]
rexmitchell Offline
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Had the same problem, those cows aren't as dumb as they look if the fence isn't made correctly and food is on he other side. Panels and if they start leaning on them put a strand of barb wire on the top.
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#6303041 - 05/18/16 05:09 PM Re: Feeder fencing question [Re: BAFisher]
Threelranch Offline
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Registered: 10/20/14
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Loc: West tx
Cows have no place on land that you are hunting and that's why I don't have any on the places I have leased out its just not right on your hunters and they seem to greatly appreciated it

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#6303049 - 05/18/16 05:21 PM Re: Feeder fencing question [Re: BAFisher]
BAFisher Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 05/18/16
Posts: 19
Loc: Northwest of Fort Worth, TX
I agree. However they are unavoidable on our property. Once they figured out they couldn't get past the other section, they quit trying. But apple corn on the ground is too much temptation. We never seem to have a problem until weather is bad, covered up in snow, or after season is over.

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#6303056 - 05/18/16 05:25 PM Re: Feeder fencing question [Re: Threelranch]
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Originally Posted By: Threelranch
Cows have no place on land that you are hunting and that's why I don't have any on the places I have leased out its just not right on your hunters and they seem to greatly appreciated it
yea but on a working ranch we are guests that are privileged to hunt it, even if we are paying. Knew that going in and can't really complain about it, better to just mitigate what those animals can do.
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#6303104 - 05/18/16 06:19 PM Re: Feeder fencing question [Re: BAFisher]
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Registered: 04/24/13
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8 or 10 hog panels, with a pre-stretched barb wire a foot above the panels.

I wouldn't let hogs in. I'd getta thrower that throws corn far & outside the pen.

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#6303206 - 05/18/16 07:48 PM Re: Feeder fencing question [Re: rexmitchell]
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Originally Posted By: rexmitchell
those cows aren't as dumb as they look


Oh yes they are!

Hard to think of anything dumber than a cow. Certain single celled organisms...perhaps.

But cows are 'persistent'...and as such will occasionally stumble onto something that benefits them, quite by accident.

"Dumb" and "Cow" are synonyms....I believe. wink
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#6303211 - 05/18/16 07:52 PM Re: Feeder fencing question [Re: BAFisher]
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Light Foot

Registered: 09/05/15
Posts: 12
Loc: SE Texas
solar electric fence with the barbed keeps them out for me.

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#6303770 - 05/19/16 09:23 AM Re: Feeder fencing question [Re: BAFisher]
BAFisher Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 05/18/16
Posts: 19
Loc: Northwest of Fort Worth, TX
Good ideas. Glad to see I'm not the only one with that problem. May bring the "pen" in closer so the corn can shoot outside for the hogs. Good thought. Right now it will hold a small herd.

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#6303781 - 05/19/16 09:29 AM Re: Feeder fencing question [Re: BAFisher]
rexmitchell Offline
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Originally Posted By: BAFisher
Good ideas. Glad to see I'm not the only one with that problem. May bring the "pen" in closer so the corn can shoot outside for the hogs. Good thought. Right now it will hold a small herd.


If you aren't worried about the cows eating the corn, and the only intention is to keep them from knocking down the feeder, a round bale pen will work. But they will be able to get the corn since a lot of it is going to fly out.
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