Electric fence for goats – When choosing fencing for goats, it is important to assess the security that the enclosure must meet. If the enclosure is only to be used for summer grazing, where there is plenty of grass, the safety need not be as high as if the goats have to go there all year, or the area is small. In addition, it is important to be aware that goats are hardy against electricity, so it is important to choose a high power electric fence.
Goats are very intelligent animals and quickly respect a good electric fence, but also quickly take advantage of the defects of a fence with construction faults. The terminal posts and corners should be well buried or stuck in the ground to avoid, if possible, the placement of struts, because the goats, which are excellent climbers, can use them to pass over the fence.
It is not recommended to tighten the wire much, it is more important the intensity of the “kick” to contain the animals. The training of the goats to the electric fence is also very important. This fence is suitable for domestic or wild goats. The five upper wires are electrified and the lower one is 5 cm. of the floor without electrifying and that serves to avoid a habit of the majority of the goats that is to try to pass under the wire first.