Also, it’s important to know that typical goat fencing has 4″ x 4″ spacing in the wire. While this spacing is fine for keeping goats from escaping and safe from predators, we found that goats regularly get their heads stuck in the fence. For this reason, we went with 2″ x 4″ spacing. Because of this, we have never had a goat head stuck in the fence.
Using an assembly line fashion, we built the wood frames. The 2 horizontal 2 x 4’s are exactly 8′ long. The 3 vertical support pieces we cut to 46 1/2″ giving you room to hammer the 4′ high wire fencing to the frame using 1/2″ staples. These panels went together extremely quick saving us time and money. Finally, we pre-screwed 4 screws that were 3 ” long (2 into the left vertical support and 2 into the right vertical support). This made it easy for one person to install each panel without having to struggle to keep the panel level while screwing them into place.
Once the first round corner post was put in place, we ran a string line in the direction we wanted to go and simply placed a panel along the string line. We then knew where to dig the hole for the next round support post. Once the first panel was secured to the 2 vertical round posts, we just kept repeating the process.
All in all, we are extremely happy with how it came out. Not only has it preformed great, we think it looks great too.