One benefit of community is to support each other. To be able to provide something for a person when they cannot provide it themselves.
In our case, we do not own a pickup truck. Or any vehicle with a hitch. As such, we do not own a trailer. All of that is a big problem should you wish to move 16 foot long sections of livestock fencing!
Tommy brought over his truck and trailer – giving us the means to bring home the large livestock panel fencing that we had wanted to get home for a little while now. Why? Well, to build a temporary pen for our baby goats of course.
The process is extremely simple.
We used Hog Rings to attach the ends of the panels to each other. We had five panels, but one of the “corners” we are going to use as a door. We used carbiner style clips to attach the corner that would be opened up as a door.
Yes, you could use other connectors, such as zip ties. The hog rings just felt right to me.
One thing we learned, thanks to Tommy’s suggestion, was to attach the hog rings in a diagonal fashion – meaning that on one panel the ring was above a horizontal bar, while on the other it was below it.
This helped with any up and down “slippage”. The image actually shows the wrong way to do this. If it were correct, the hog ring would be diagonal, not horizontal. Said another way, it should connect the “corners” of these squares, not the edges.
If the area you put this in is near tall trees, use them to your advantage. Place the fence against them so that if the animal pushes against the fence the end up pushing the fence against the trees as well.
We used this system for about a month, until we installed our solar powered electric fence. It worked perfectly without any problems. Nobody got out, knocked it over, or anything like that.
Despite the size, it was fairly easy to move. I was able to drag it myself, but it was much easier to move with Jennifer helping as well. We would just open the “door” corner and fold the walls up on themselves.
Use the carabiner clips to hold the ends together. Let the clip worry about holding the fence together. That way you only have to worry about lifting.
So – Thanks again Tommy for visiting – You and yours are welcome at J&J Acres any time 🙂
Here’s the video, for your viewing pleasures (Or click this link) :