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Old 03-21-2013, 08:53 AM
 
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Thanks for the info, as of right now I want to close off roughly (4) 1 acre lots, two with livestock and 2 with crops for rotation
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:39 AM
 
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Thanks for the info, as of right now I want to close off roughly (4) 1 acre lots, two with livestock and 2 with crops for rotation
We closed off 2.5 acres for our two horses with a 4 strand bi-polar electric fence attached to t-posts which we drilled into the rock ourselves using a rented pneumatic, diesel powered rock drill.

If you have deer in the area, you will need an 8ft fence. You don't have to buy the wire fencing for it, they sell a polypropylene fence that works. Electric fencing will keep horses and cows out of your crops but not things that jump fences like deer do (or things that can go in-between like rabbits)

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Old 03-21-2013, 11:20 AM
 
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Well im working on a tight budget so the cheapest option is the one ill go with lol
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:45 PM
 
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Well im working on a tight budget so the cheapest option is the one ill go with lol
Whatever works. Just know that deer don't care about your budget
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:36 AM
 
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I never knew a farmer who fenced in his crops in order to keep deer out.

Yes, the OP mentioned crops
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:26 AM
 
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Well the reason i would actually fence the crops is because with rotation the next year the crop land would be for the livestock, so i figure its easier to have it all cordoned off once and worry about it less.
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:48 AM
 
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Well the reason i would actually fence the crops is because with rotation the next year the crop land would be for the livestock, so i figure its easier to have it all cordoned off once and worry about it less.
makes sense !
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:34 PM
 
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im a strong supporter in doing something once and not having to deal with it again lol.
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:56 PM
 
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I never knew a farmer who fenced in his crops in order to keep deer out.

Yes, the OP mentioned crops
A lot of people say crops but they mean veggies etc. I assumed the broad use of the word
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:24 PM
 
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actually, ive not seen a single deer IN the area fenced with electric since i did it...(and before the fencing there was MANY!)

wouldnt say its 100% with deer like it would be for some other naimals, but AY animal that gets a zap orm an electric fence will think twice about crossing it in the future lol.
(as my hard headed bully/mastif mix found out...he still gives the spot that zapped him last summer a VERY wide birth LOL!
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