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Old 06-14-2017, 02:19 PM   #1
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We put a few cows on our place and Im tired of them wiping out my protein feeders and tearing them up. Thinking about welding up a 2 rail pipe feeder pen and was wondering what heights would be good for the rails. I want the exotics to be able to go under the rails but keep the cows out... we have axis fallow bb and stags. Any thoughts? Thanks!
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Old 06-14-2017, 02:28 PM   #2
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Old 06-15-2017, 07:26 AM   #3
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Most Axis and Fallow will jump normal field fence (they do at my place anyway) not sure on the BB
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Old 06-15-2017, 07:31 AM   #4
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Most Axis and Fallow will jump normal field fence (they do at my place anyway) not sure on the BB
Our Blackbucks do not jump the feeder pens
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Old 06-15-2017, 07:45 AM   #5
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Red deer will jump as well. Our bb prefer to go under the fence. Cut out a few holes for them by leaving the top connected .
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Old 06-15-2017, 09:18 AM   #6
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I hunted a ranch last December that had the problem solved. They had permanent pipe fences built for feed pens. They left a couple of gaps that were about 12-15" wide in the pens. That allowed blackbuck and other critters to just walk in, but the gaps are too small for cattle to walk through. I saw deer using the gaps as well as just jumping the fence into the pen.

You could do the same thing with t-posts and hog panels or whatever. I'd make sure and put the gaps in good shooting lanes.
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Old 06-15-2017, 11:53 AM   #7
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Thanks for the info and tips guys! Will def be doing a permanent pipe pen just trying to figure out how high to put my rails. I have seen our red deer jump a 5ft fence but havent seen any of the axis or fallow jump it. Might just do a single rail to save a little cash. Yall think 4ft would be ok? Allowing some to jump and some to go under?
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Old 06-15-2017, 12:15 PM   #8
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Don't worry about # of rails or rail height, just leave a 20" gap between the corner posts...calves will still get in, but cows won't...some folks call these fawn gaps

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