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#6514990 - 10/27/16 06:05 PM Enclosure for feeder
yellowboat04 Offline
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Registered: 08/08/11
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The pigs have found my gravity feeder. How high should I build an enclosure where deer get in but keep the hogs out, and suggested circumference?

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#6514996 - 10/27/16 06:12 PM Re: Enclosure for feeder [Re: yellowboat04]
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My pen is made from 34" tall hog panels. 48' square.

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#6515010 - 10/27/16 06:26 PM Re: Enclosure for feeder [Re: TexasKC]
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Originally Posted By: TexasKC
My pen is made from 34" tall hog panels. 48' square.


Yep, hog panels. I'd use a minimum of 6 twenty footers...if not eight. I'd also consider rather than putting then in a circular pattern to put them into a square pattern.

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#6515218 - 10/27/16 08:50 PM Re: Enclosure for feeder [Re: yellowboat04]
yellowboat04 Offline
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Thanks

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#6516762 - 10/28/16 09:17 PM Re: Enclosure for feeder [Re: yellowboat04]
hkmp5s Offline
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Go round, animals don't like corners.

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#6517134 - 10/29/16 09:16 AM Re: Enclosure for feeder [Re: yellowboat04]
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I build mine with cattle panels and cut the tops off. I like the hog panels but can buy the cattle panels cheaper. I also build them round.
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#6526630 - 11/04/16 07:11 AM Re: Enclosure for feeder [Re: yellowboat04]
Loanman Offline
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we build them 15 panels around so the Mulies will still get in if you are in an area where Mulies are....

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#6531115 - 11/07/16 01:52 PM Re: Enclosure for feeder [Re: yellowboat04]
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Just to fence gravity feeders I would buy cattle panels and cut them in half. It takes a heck of a lot more pen to keep hogs in than it does out.
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#6532576 - 11/08/16 09:21 AM Re: Enclosure for feeder [Re: hkmp5s]
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Originally Posted By: hkmp5s
Go round, animals don't like corners.

I don't always do this to mine but you are correct.
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