How tall should a goat fence be?
Figuring out a goat fence height that suits your needs
Are you familiar with goats? Then you probably know that they’re herd animals, curious and smart.
Goats vary in size depending on the species: Nigerian dwarf goats are the smallest breed, and Boer goats are the largest – they can grow to be 2.5 feet tall!
One of the utmost important things for raising goats is figuring out how to contain them while keeping them happy – after all, they’re known to thrive in groups, wander around… and even jump as high as 5 ft in the air!
So, the question is: how high should goat fencing be? Luckily, STAY-TUFF has the answer (and solution) for it!
Choose the type of knot that best suits you
Goat owners have different fencing solutions available for their fencing project.
Goats are known for headbutting, and this behavior is completely normal – they do it to play, communicate and relieve stress. However, hitting heads against fence wires can be a problem, unless the best fence available is installed.
With STAY-TUFF, you can install:
- Fixed Knot Fence – Designed with a knot that will keep both the vertical fence line and the horizontal fence line in place, this extremely durable fence is favored by contractors and dealers alike. With 3 to 4 times the lifespan than competitors, it will resist heavy impacts, severe weather and cuts and scratches.
- Hinge Joint Fence – As the name suggests, this knot is designed to spring back into place once it has received impacts. Additionally, this high tensile solution is durable and resistant to corrosion and rust.
- STIFF-STAY – Commonly known as horse fence or sheep and goat, is a popular solution, this woven wire fence is easy to install, affordable, and features heavy-duty galvanization.
Select your height & spacing
Goats’ natural curiosity will sometimes lead them to get their head stuck – to prevent goats from injuring themselves, looking at the spacing between vertical stays of your next fence purchase is essential.
STAY-TUFF fencing solutions have either 2”, 3”, 4”, 6″ or 12″ vertical wire spacing.
This spacing is important, since it will have two purposes: keeping animals inside and preventing injuries, and keeping predators out.
As a rule of thumb, a 4’ tall fence will be enough to keep goats contained.
STAY-TUFF products vary in size, from 3’ to 10’ – you’ll likely find a fence that will cover your needs!
Add extra security
Adding extra security is never a bad idea.
Electric fencing is popular amongst goat fences because it deters predators from getting inside perimeter fencing, or goats from escaping.
STAY-TUFF offers several gauges in various lenghts of Electric Fence Wire
Besides electric fences, barbed wire is also an affordable, easy-to-install extra measure of security for existing fences. STAY-TUFF Barbed Wire is available in 2 point or 4 point barbs.
Both Electric Wire & Barbed Wire are excellent security measures to add to your perimeter fences.
Visit our website
If you’re looking to get the best woven wire fencing available in the market, then you’re in the right place.
Visit our website to learn about the different fence models available to keep your goats contained, or use the STAY-TUFF Calculator to get an approximation of the amount of fence your project will require.