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Old 09-21-2020, 09:35 PM   #1
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Wanting to cut cattle panel in half and use for feeder pens only for hogs no cows on my place. Any 1st hand experience? Thank you!
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Old 09-21-2020, 09:46 PM   #2
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We had 34 hog panels around our feeders. Hogs and cows were going over the panels. Built and Put up 44 tall panels and nothing but deer are getting in now (and coons)
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Old 09-21-2020, 09:48 PM   #3
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I've had bigger boars climb the 32" hog panels, so I'd say the half cattle panels won't do it.
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Old 09-21-2020, 09:50 PM   #4
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It will work. Put a strand of barbed wire above it about 8”. I have 24” goat wire and a strand of horse wire on mine and have never had a pig in it.
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Old 09-21-2020, 09:59 PM   #5
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In my experience, if you build your pen big enough so that the corn doesnt sling out of the pen, you wont have issues with the pigs. Not saying they cant get over em, but they normally wont unless you give em a reason to. I know a guy who had red wattle domestic hogs, boar and sows, and had spotted and striped piglets. He had 4ft tall fencing. They either did their business through the fence, or the boar jumped the fence. My bet is ge was jumping.

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Old 09-21-2020, 10:12 PM   #6
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Might be a little late.. it took a couple months for my deer to get use to the pen.
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Old 09-21-2020, 10:24 PM   #7
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I have had bigger ones climb out of a full-height panel twice---
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Old 09-22-2020, 06:20 AM   #8
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I think it’s better than nothing.
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Old 09-22-2020, 06:22 AM   #9
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We do this exact same thing with 48" panels and generally have no issues at all with hogs. There are a few that make it over, but not many... once they realize that the fence keeps them off the bulk of the corn, they go somewhere else.

I did shoot a big pig inside a pen last year, so it does happen... it is rare though.
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Old 09-22-2020, 07:55 AM   #10
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Thank yall
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Old 09-22-2020, 07:58 AM   #11
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Lots of threads on this topic. You will always get mixed reviews because we have mixed results. Some will jump a panel that short others won’t.
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Old 09-22-2020, 08:10 AM   #12
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Lots of threads on this topic. You will always get mixed reviews because we have mixed results. Some will jump a panel that short others won’t.
This is exactly right. Depends on the hog. I used a pen that was already in place in Trinity Co. and the gate panel had been cut down until you could step over it. In two years the only hogs ever caught on camera actually in the pen were the footballs that went through the cut down cattle panels. Lots of the hogs were taller than the cut down section. I think it might have something to do with hogs being trapped. If not, they might get in, if they’ve been trapped, maybe they don’t want to go in. When the weeds grew up in this pen in the spring, I opened the gate so the hogs would trample the weeds down. Some of them still would NOT go in. Regardless, I’ve never had a hog inside any pen if the gate was closed.
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Old 09-22-2020, 09:09 AM   #13
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I have four pens out of the half panels and no hogs.
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Old 09-22-2020, 09:13 AM   #14
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I would personally just go with hog panels from the start and not try to "make it work" with 1/2 panels. You aren't saving that much money in the grand scheme of things.
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Old 09-22-2020, 09:14 AM   #15
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Hog panels typically work well. A small % of pigs will go over or under either one so just go with what you prefer. You can usually kill the pigs that clear the fence and eliminate the problem fairly easily.
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Old 09-22-2020, 09:31 AM   #16
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Hogs will get over 1/2 cow panel. My brother screwed up and cut just a little off top of hog panel and now the big ones are getting in his. Barb wire top probably best if you decide to do it.
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Old 09-22-2020, 10:06 AM   #17
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We were absolutely covered up in pigs. 4 years ago we built pens using the 34" hog panels, 18 total panels per pen in a circular shape. No pigs, no cows, lots of deer.
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Old 09-22-2020, 10:10 AM   #18
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I would not waste my time or money cutting a normal height (52" I think) cattle panel in half

I would put up full height and maybe cut out the top 2 squares (4-5') in a couple of places to direct the deer to come into the pen and go with that
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Old 09-22-2020, 11:13 AM   #19
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I don’t think a half cattle panel will keep the hogs out. We use 34” hog panels and have never had an issue with hogs getting in and we are overrun with them. I would not put a strand of barbed wire on top as the is just asking for a deer to get their leg hung IME.
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Old 09-22-2020, 11:51 AM   #20
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Trouble with cutting them is you end up with one half that is only spikes and if you place that side facing down the pigs will root under it and if you face that side up they bend them down leaving you with only 20 in height and they'll start jumping there.

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Old 09-22-2020, 12:03 PM   #21
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Spend the extra coin and get the hog panels.
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Old 09-22-2020, 12:04 PM   #22
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Had different pens around my feeder for years. But took them down last year and not going to put them up again.
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