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#6631146 - 01/13/17 03:11 PM Feeder pen size for protein feeder
Trackman Offline
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Registered: 11/23/16
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We have a hog problem now and before we start feeding protein I want build to put up hog panels how big would be the best size for a protein feeder?

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#6631158 - 01/13/17 03:17 PM Re: Feeder pen size for protein feeder [Re: Trackman]
Wacm Offline
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Registered: 05/13/16
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Loc: Wimberley, Tx
I'd build as big as you can afford.. 6, 5ft high x 16ft panels would be a minimum.

Don't go under 5ft high cause big hogs will jump it.


Edited by Wacm (01/13/17 03:17 PM)

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#6631193 - 01/13/17 03:41 PM Re: Feeder pen size for protein feeder [Re: Trackman]
colt45 Offline
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Registered: 08/19/06
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perimeter size matters, deer don't like small enclosures, I wouldn't go less that 35' across, imo
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#6631287 - 01/13/17 04:37 PM Re: Feeder pen size for protein feeder [Re: Trackman]
mustafa Offline
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I used 12 pig panels. I believe most of the pens where I hunt have about 12 panels in a circle. some hold a protein feeder as well as a corn feeder.
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#6631288 - 01/13/17 04:37 PM Re: Feeder pen size for protein feeder [Re: Trackman]
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but as big as you can afford
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#6631311 - 01/13/17 04:51 PM Re: Feeder pen size for protein feeder [Re: Trackman]
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I don't have a protein feeder in mine but I use 8 34" x 16 foot hog panels and have yet to have a pig go over or under it. 5 foot is overkill and pricey. I wouldn't go any smaller than 8. The bigger the better.

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#6631330 - 01/13/17 05:14 PM Re: Feeder pen size for protein feeder [Re: Trackman]
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10 - 14 16' x 34" hog panels arranged in a circle, t posts every 8'.

I use 12 to 14 34" hog panels, never had a calf, cow, bull or hog get in one.

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#6631343 - 01/13/17 05:30 PM Re: Feeder pen size for protein feeder [Re: ZK-315]
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Originally Posted By: ZK-315
I don't have a protein feeder in mine but I use 8 34" x 16 foot hog panels and have yet to have a pig go over or under it. 5 foot is overkill and pricey. I wouldn't go any smaller than 8. The bigger the better.


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#6631777 - 01/13/17 10:23 PM Re: Feeder pen size for protein feeder [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
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Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
Originally Posted By: ZK-315
I don't have a protein feeder in mine but I use 8 34" x 16 foot hog panels and have yet to have a pig go over or under it. 5 foot is overkill and pricey. I wouldn't go any smaller than 8. The bigger the better.


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#6633551 - 01/15/17 12:53 PM Re: Feeder pen size for protein feeder [Re: Rustler]
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Originally Posted By: Rustler
10 - 14 16' x 34" hog panels arranged in a circle, t posts every 8'.

I use 12 to 14 34" hog panels, never had a calf, cow, bull or hog get in one.


This ^^^^^. Neither have I.
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#6633812 - 01/15/17 04:36 PM Re: Feeder pen size for protein feeder [Re: Trackman]
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Registered: 03/26/09
Posts: 85
Loc: Abilene
Cattle panels (16' x 50") are cheaper than hog panels (16' x 34").
I use 10-12 cattle panels & cut a few sections a little lower.

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#6633980 - 01/15/17 05:59 PM Re: Feeder pen size for protein feeder [Re: Trackman]
bermise Offline
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Loc: Texas
3 feet high is plenty tall.

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#6634666 - 01/15/17 11:44 PM Re: Feeder pen size for protein feeder [Re: Trackman]
old raider Offline
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Registered: 05/04/12
Posts: 106
Loc: tarrant, texas
Digging under is my problem.

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#6634816 - 01/16/17 07:52 AM Re: Feeder pen size for protein feeder [Re: old raider]
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Registered: 08/09/10
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Loc: Houston, TX
Originally Posted By: old raider
Digging under is my problem.


We build our pens a minimum of 60'x 60' or 3,600 square feet. Before sinking the t posts, we mark out our perimeter then use a small trencher to cut about a 6" deep trench around the entire perimeter. This makes sinking the t-posts easier and, once done, the bottom of you panels will be about 3-4" deep into the soil. Never had anything dig under this set-up. For pre-existing pens, you might try affixing a Predator Barrier along the bottoms of your pens to deter the digging under.

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#6634878 - 01/16/17 08:48 AM Re: Feeder pen size for protein feeder [Re: Trackman]
tShawnB Offline
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Registered: 09/19/12
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Loc: Forney
We use the hog panels, well, because they are hog panels and they work exactly as they are designed to work. I have found that 8 panels or 32' sq works just fine in the Panhandle. Did someone above say that hogs could jump 5' tall fencing? I gotta see that!
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