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Old 05-16-2017, 02:59 PM   #1
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Got my son's feed pen hog-proofed today. Well maybe not "proofed", but hog resistant anyway....
Was just barbed wire for the last 5 years but increased hogs have run the deer off last year so maybe this will remedy it. Have a spin feeder a few hundred yards away to hopefully keep the hogs focused there.





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Old 05-16-2017, 03:01 PM   #2
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Looks good, we did similar a few years back with good success.
Big hogs will still crawl over that cow panel into your feeder pen so an extra strand of barb wire could help

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Old 05-16-2017, 03:58 PM   #3
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Yep--you need another strand of wire about mid-way between the top of the panel and the present wire.
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Old 05-16-2017, 04:14 PM   #4
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Thanks.... will have to add one.


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Old 05-16-2017, 05:40 PM   #5
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Yep--you need another strand of wire about mid-way between the top of the panel and the present wire.
The wire looks a little high to me. If cows aren't a big issue I would move the wire down half way from where it is now. I have kept cows out with a single wire pen and the wire being around 38 "high. You might have a few deer get hung up with the wire like that IMO.Pen looks good though.
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Old 05-16-2017, 05:47 PM   #6
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That pen has been a 3 strand barbed wire deer feed pen for 5 years now. Never been an issue. The panel was cut from 5' panels and are only about 24" tall.


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Old 05-16-2017, 06:04 PM   #7
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Before pic this AM:





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Old 05-17-2017, 09:21 PM   #8
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Definitely should help...I don't know you can make anything 100% hog proof if you have big boar hogs. Those suckers are like tanks...
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Old 05-17-2017, 09:27 PM   #9
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Old 05-20-2017, 02:17 PM   #10
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Added another wire:






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Old 05-21-2017, 02:51 PM   #11
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It should keep them out. More posts would be the only other thing that would help.

Put a camera up. Pigs walk 'round and 'round my circle pens that are much like that.

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Old 05-21-2017, 03:46 PM   #12
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Put a camera up yesterday when we added wire. Give it a week and check it out.
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Old 05-21-2017, 06:37 PM   #13
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Good work & looks more protected
Can't wait to see what your camera reveals
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should work well
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Old 05-22-2017, 04:19 PM   #15
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I had to build one as well. The hogs have pushed all deer out of my area and are hammering my protein feeder. The area wreaks of hogs. I'm hoping that with driving them out and shooting a couple soon that the deer will come back to the feeders. I used 5.5' t post every 8' and 34" hog panels. Used 10 and have protein and stand and fill corn. Seems big enough but will see.
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Old 05-23-2017, 09:48 AM   #16
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I had to build one as well. The hogs have pushed all deer out of my area and are hammering my protein feeder. The area wreaks of hogs. I'm hoping that with driving them out and shooting a couple soon that the deer will come back to the feeders. I used 5.5' t post every 8' and 34" hog panels. Used 10 and have protein and stand and fill corn. Seems big enough but will see.
Would you post a pic plz....
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Old 05-23-2017, 10:29 AM   #17
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Would you post a pic plz....
Unfortunately, the big storm pushed us out Saturday so we were scrambling to get back to camp. It's just a circle pen used with material I described. I actually copied a set up here on the site. Google or search here on site and should be plenty of references. In 2 weeks when I head back I will surely post a pic though.
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Old 06-06-2017, 08:43 PM   #18
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You could have saved yourself a lot of work by just buying the hog panels.
The first time I put up one I overlapped the joints and tied them together at 6 places, and then put a t-post every 8'. I got lazy on the next one and put a t-post every 16', one per panel. The hogs didn't test it. Now I don't even overlap the panels and just connect them at the top & bottom. Haven't had a hog get in yet, and I've got a LOT of hogs. If they learn to plow through my weak setup I'll fix it.
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Old 06-06-2017, 08:55 PM   #19
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Here is a picture of how most people build their pens minus the temporary gate out front.

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Old 06-06-2017, 09:15 PM   #20
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That should do the trick
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Old 06-06-2017, 09:21 PM   #21
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You could have saved yourself a lot of work by just buying the hog panels.
The first time I put up one I overlapped the joints and tied them together at 6 places, and then put a t-post every 8'. I got lazy on the next one and put a t-post every 16', one per panel. The hogs didn't test it. Now I don't even overlap the panels and just connect them at the top & bottom. Haven't had a hog get in yet, and I've got a LOT of hogs. If they learn to plow through my weak setup I'll fix it.
I built this pen about 5 years ago before we had feral hogs regularly. It did the trick to keep cows out. Now that the hogs moved in, this upgrade was free (had the panels) and did the trick. No hogs in 3 weeks per game camera.
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