We tried wire.  My sheep learned to step on the wires to push them down and
then hunch through.  My guardian dogs didn't even slow down, and I think
that's what gave the sheep the idea.  Electric netting does work.

Eileen

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   1. fencing for blackbelly sheep (Carol J. Elkins)


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From: "Carol J. Elkins" <celk...@awrittenword.com>
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Subject: [Blackbelly] fencing for blackbelly sheep
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I often receive calls from people wanting to know what type of fencing is
best for blackbelly sheep. I always tell them that 2x4 or
4x4 48-in.-high field fencing is preferred. But sometimes they ask what I
think about 5-6 strand electric wire or tape. I have no experience with this
type of fencing but have read that it isn't good for sheep. That may be true
for wooled sheep, but I thought I'd ask you guys if it works for hair sheep.
For those who use this type of fencing, what has been your experience?

Carol



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