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#6879437 - 09/05/17 06:20 PM Feeder Pen.......Rolled wire. ?????
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Need some pens built. Got plenty of T post. Question/. I understand hog panel would be best.

Would a roll of wired fencing work, to keep them out?

100 ft roll is 46 dollars, equal to about 6 panels.

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#6879456 - 09/05/17 06:33 PM Re: Feeder Pen.......Rolled wire. ????? [Re: Roll-Tide]
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I doubt it, hog panels work due to the gauge of wire & stiffness of the panel as a whole.
Getting field fence tight enough will require more substantial posts to tension it properly.
You won't get it tight using t posts as tension posts.
6 panels makes a very small feeder pen, I use at least 10, usually 12.
Just finished helping a friend with one 13.5 panels with the half panel as an 8' gate.

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#6879478 - 09/05/17 06:56 PM Re: Feeder Pen.......Rolled wire. ????? [Re: Roll-Tide]
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Buy hog panels.... you will not regret it!!
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#6879781 - 09/05/17 11:01 PM Re: Feeder Pen.......Rolled wire. ????? [Re: Roll-Tide]
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Mine is just 4 strands of barbedwire. Got picks of hogs and cattle outside but they never come in.
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#6879910 - 09/06/17 07:38 AM Re: Feeder Pen.......Rolled wire. ????? [Re: Roll-Tide]
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I recommend hog panels as well. We made ours with 9 panels and used a panel as a gate. If we do not wire that gate panel very tight, hogs can push under it and still get in. But we have hogs really bad so maybe thats just us. Rolled wire would not stand a chance at my place.

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#6879951 - 09/06/17 08:14 AM Re: Feeder Pen.......Rolled wire. ????? [Re: Roll-Tide]
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You can get some heavy re-enforcing mesh wire for concrete in various sizes.
Best I have used has 4" square holes and same thickness wire as cattle/hog pens.
Comes in 100' rolls and is usually 6' tall.
This stuff works quite well and is treated so it doesn't rust away when in concrete for a long, long time.

I use it on the inside of my cattle pens and watch 1800 pound bulls bounce off of it!
It makes dandy "custom fit" panels for pig traps and transport trailers with 4" grid size.
Also works great for circular hog traps and eliminates a lot of joints between panels.
Also easier to haul a 6' roll vs a 16' long panel.

Never seen a pig go thru this stuff.
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#6880322 - 09/06/17 01:47 PM Re: Feeder Pen.......Rolled wire. ????? [Re: Roll-Tide]
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Vern1, how do you cut this re-enforcing mesh ... just cut the 6' high roll in half to make 2x 3' high 100' rolls? torch or bolt cutters?
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#6880553 - 09/06/17 06:39 PM Re: Feeder Pen.......Rolled wire. ????? [Re: Roll-Tide]
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4 1/2" grinder or 7 " grinder both with metal cut off blades.

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#6880701 - 09/06/17 09:43 PM Re: Feeder Pen.......Rolled wire. ????? [Re: PMK]
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Originally Posted By: PMK
Vern1, how do you cut this re-enforcing mesh ... just cut the 6' high roll in half to make 2x 3' high 100' rolls? torch or bolt cutters?


I use 24" Rigid bolt cutters.
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#6881050 - 09/07/17 10:25 AM Re: Feeder Pen.......Rolled wire. ????? [Re: Roll-Tide]
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save yourself time and frustration and buy hog or cattle panels.

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#6881145 - 09/07/17 12:28 PM Re: Feeder Pen.......Rolled wire. ????? [Re: Roll-Tide]
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Plus you run the risk of a bullet deflecting off the wire since they are closer together.
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#6883406 - 09/10/17 04:51 PM Re: Feeder Pen.......Rolled wire. ????? [Re: Roll-Tide]
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Check out Burley Fence of south 35 in Ft Worth. I bought two rolls of no climb fence 3 years ago for $100 a roll..... 200' of fence. 6x6 should be cheaper
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#6888597 - 09/15/17 03:18 PM Re: Feeder Pen.......Rolled wire. ????? [Re: Roll-Tide]
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Nope

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#6893029 - 09/20/17 06:24 AM Re: Feeder Pen.......Rolled wire. ????? [Re: TEXASLEFTY]
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Originally Posted By: TEXASLEFTY
Buy hog panels.... you will not regret it!!

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#6893073 - 09/20/17 07:41 AM Re: Feeder Pen.......Rolled wire. ????? [Re: Roll-Tide]
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Or just stake your feeder legs like this and forget the fence.
Haven't had pigs or cows take down one of my feeders in over 6 years since we started doing them like this.
The leg is tied to the T-post in 3 places, the bottom is hidden in the grass.

Pardon the Joker in the background but it's the best shot of leg tiedown I have....

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