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Feeder pen size #5918015 09/08/15 02:26 PM
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Putting up some feeders and will be using cattle panels to build a pen due to running cows.
What size pens are you guys building and what height panels ?

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Simple answer is "as big as you can afford". More exact answer is probably 6-8, 16' ft. panels in a circle with t-posts every 6-8 ft. Most go for the 48" with 2 row cutouts to allow the deer to easily jump in...

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built one yesterday with 8 16ft cattle panel... i got some that are only 4 16ft cattle panel.. whatever works but bigger is better

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Smallest I would build would be 32x32.


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Re: Feeder pen size [Re: throckmorton_hunter] #5918937 09/08/15 11:54 PM
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If it is just cows how about 4 strands of barb wire...36" high.

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Hey nav is there a difference in activity between smaller and larger pen? Where my feeder is barely have room for a four panel pen

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Re: Feeder pen size [Re: throckmorton_hunter] #5927326 09/14/15 02:56 AM
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I never have built mine smaller than 9 panels.

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We do 15 panels per feeder pen, the bigger the better, especially if you have protein and corn going in the pen


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Put one up two weeks ago. We did 8 cattle panels in a circle cut down to 36 inches tall, one post per panel. Eager to see how its doing.


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I would not use cattle panels they are way too tall.. I used about 100 ft of 36" high square wire from Tractor Supply. Keeps cattle and sheep out and you can walk over it. That would be equivalent to 8 hog panels if ur sold on going with paneling. I ran a barbed wire strand around it to for assurance. Has been up 3 years no cattle, sheep, or hog breaches.

Re: Feeder pen size [Re: throckmorton_hunter] #5933901 09/18/15 01:30 AM
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Right on BaffinBoy. My FIL went with the 52" panels around his protein feeder, square shape, and only four 16' panels. He has very little action inside and when he does it's very few deer at one time.



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Yes 36" max and must be a circle.... Hogs bust through a square design but run around a circle pen. They typically are smart animals, I never understood their circle phobia.

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I have ten 16' panels I built. Makes a big enough pen the mature bucks are comfortable in. I have twelve of the panels. Just ten made it big enough so I just stored two.


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Just built our first ones. Used 10 panels on one and 8 panels on the other. T-posts at the end of each panel where they meet and one in the middle of each panel. Both are plenty large and have a lot activity in them, sometimes 6-8 deer at a time.

We used the 52" panels and then cut off the tops in 3 separate places to make the height about 36" tall. This way allows fawns the ability to access them as well. They also serve as a good place to put the game cam as almost all of the deer will access them at that point.

We will have cattle on the property so we wanted to make sure no small cows/steers would be able to jump over. And we do actually have a small hog that is either jumping over the low spot or crawling up and over the panels as well. Don't have him on camera doing either, but he's getting in there somehow and not digging under.

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I'm picking up 24 cattle panels and sixty tee posts Sunday. I plan to build two feeder pens with it.


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Originally Posted By: Bbcat78
Hey nav is there a difference in activity between smaller and larger pen? Where my feeder is barely have room for a four panel pen


Nope don't see much difference at all

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two totally different properties though

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I actually do have another feeder about 300yrds away from the four panel one that has an 6 panel pen in a hex shape.. still they see about the same activity

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Thx for reply I put mine up so I'll wait couple weeks and check cams

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Thx for reply I put mine up so I'll wait couple weeks and check cams

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8 panel minimum. but bigger is better

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