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Old 01-08-2019, 09:39 PM   #51
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Anybody else worried about digging? They seem pretty good at that. This deserves its own Netflix show.


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Old 01-08-2019, 10:07 PM   #52
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Old 01-08-2019, 10:17 PM   #53
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That would be a sweet Bay Pen
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Old 01-09-2019, 07:53 AM   #54
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:48 AM   #55
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Y'all are going to have to wait a bit. I decided to make some minor modifications like adding a latch to keep the gate from being lifted and perhaps a hot wire on the top to keep them off of it. So the gate is down for now and hogs are out.

For you viewing pleasure - I put up 39" fixed knot fencing. I am confident the hogs will not tear up that fence. That would be the second fence in this video.
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Old 01-09-2019, 11:04 AM   #56
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I wouldn't worry so much about them going through it which they can but more about under and over it.

We built ours with chain link and it worked awesome.
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Old 01-09-2019, 11:29 AM   #57
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Old 01-09-2019, 03:44 PM   #58
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I wouldn't worry so much about them going through it which they can but more about under and over it.

We built ours with chain link and it worked awesome.
How did you keep them from going under it?
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Old 01-09-2019, 05:04 PM   #59
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How did you keep them from going under it?
They will lift that sucker up believe me.

Well we had a pen but much smaller and we made stakes out of rebar and put them every of often between t posts.

We have also had luck burying some wire inward. I think on your set up the best thing to do is put more posts inbetween and run a tight barb wire strand along the bottom. That will slow them down but if in there long enough they will get out.
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Old 01-09-2019, 06:45 PM   #60
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I've been to a hog hunt operation where the owner used a hot wire on the bottom inside as well as the top. There were no signs of digging anywhere.
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:34 AM   #61
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I've been to a hog hunt operation where the owner used a hot wire on the bottom inside as well as the top. There were no signs of digging anywhere.
That will definitely do the trick thats what we had to on our farm growing up to keep them out of the fields.
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:40 AM   #62
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That will definitely do the trick thats what we had to on our farm growing up to keep them out of the fields.
Keeping them out is a lot different than keeping them in. I'm hoping this keeps them in because that's what I'm going to do this weekend after a dozen recommendations.

I really do appreciate y'all's advice. I'm determined to catch a bunch of them. They have avoided all of the small traps. They will eat and root all of the way around a small trap but not go in.
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Old 01-11-2019, 10:06 AM   #63
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Set that sucker see what happens trial by fire is always the best!!!lol
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:16 PM   #64
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Y'all are going to have to wait a bit. I decided to make some minor modifications like adding a latch to keep the gate from being lifted and perhaps a hot wire on the top to keep them off of it. So the gate is down for now and hogs are out.

For you viewing pleasure - I put up 39" fixed knot fencing. I am confident the hogs will not tear up that fence. That would be the second fence in this video.
Fixed Knot Fence vs Hinged Joint Fence TEST - YouTube


But they were using a Ford to test it, no wonder it held up


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Old 01-11-2019, 09:44 PM   #65
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I understand the theory, I'm just curious how long before pig instinct takes over and they start tearing things up because they're pigs. What I mean is, a pig will tear up a fence to get out of a 1000 acre pasture, I'm curious how long they will wait in a couple acres. If I remember right, you live there, so it's likely you can catch them before they start acting all pigish.

Is there water in the enclosure?


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I bet they stay pretty calm.

Until the shootin starts.....
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Old Today, 03:23 PM   #66
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Have you still not caught anything, OP? I'm going to unsubscribe if you can't keep me on the edge of my seat with live action.
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Old Today, 04:00 PM   #67
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I'm somewhat antsy too.

This video is pretty dry but does have something for us to look forward to!
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Old Today, 04:13 PM   #68
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Old Today, 05:43 PM   #69
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Bait it, bait it! Set it already!


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Old Today, 10:07 PM   #70
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There was a delay in putting in the suggestions because she had a broken water line that required attention more than pigs. Probably will work on it some more on Saturday.
Thanks for being patient!
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