I have been wanting to let my chickens free range again for a while now but the goats would not leave the chicken feed alone, so we had to come up with something to keep them out. Aarron decided he would put a fence up between the goats and the chicken coop.
Aarron is wonderful at getting scrap from people around here that are getting rid of things. He got these panels and tubing from around the area and made them so that they would work to put a fence up in the back yard to keep the goats separate from the chickens but allowing the chickens to free range.
He had to repair the panels that he got from a neighbor but after putting in a bit of work on them, they are ready to move to the back to create the fence. He also made the gate from a pool fence gate and attached it to some poles to make the gate to get between the yards.
Aarron got the fence all put together last night and as you can see it still needs some work because the goats figured out very early that they can crawl under the fence. lol. So there will be a little more tweeking to make the fence work the way we want it to.
We need to add another pole to the bottom of the fence or add a smaller mesh of some kind to the bottom. Either way, it’s going to take another day or two to make sure the goats can’t get to the chicken feed. However, we are on the way.
Have a great day!
14 thoughts on “New Fence for the Back Yard”
Yeah, I agree that you need to put some mesh so they can’t get through. Still, small progress is a progress! 🙂
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It is looking nice! I hope the goats can avoid the chickens!
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This is so great to have goats and chickens separated by a fence. Looks nice!
Haha, they may make nice neighbors but probably not a good idea to live together!
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That is a nice fence. It is a great way to keep the animals in the yard.
This is looking great, having a good fence can really bring a lot of peace of mind when it comes to the safety of your animals!
It looks great so far. I’m thinking of building some new fences in the backyard too. I might do the same.
The new fence is looking great. Hopefully, it keeps your goats inside where they are supposed to be. But they are known to be sneaky lil things and they are super smart. I’ve seen photos of goats on a roof or roaming around the front yard.
Looks like it is very sturdy! Hopefully it keeps the animals where they should be. Such a big project!
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I used to have farm animals and the goats would figure out a way to stick their heads through the fence to get grass on the other side. Sometimes we would have to cut them out.
I love the new fence, the minimalist design makes it so mesmerizing! Just a little tweak to solve the intelligence of your goat. 😀
I am so glad for your new fence. It seems that it was easy to make!
It’s always nice to get a new fence. My sister in law is next in line. She’s getting one this weekend.
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