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kunekune's and fencing

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:56 pm
by blades
Hi... can anyone tell me please, do KK's challange fencing? I have metre high stock fencing and a single (non barbed) wire and wanted to know if this will be suitable?

Thanks in advance

Re: kunekune's and fencing

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:37 pm
by The Rushbury Pig
Hi there,

kunekune very rarely challenge fencing in my experience and can generally be kept with minimal effort. The only experience I have had of one doing so was when a visiting gilt was very frightened and wanted to get back to where she had come from. Even then it did not pose a problem as she realised and didn't try again.

I do put electric fencing along my stockproof fences when I have boars in neighbouring paddocks as this stops them obsessing about each other and pushing the fencing in!!

I don't know if other people find it different?

Hope this helps!

Re: kunekune's and fencing

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:10 pm
by blades
The Rushbury Pig wrote:Hi there,

kunekune very rarely challenge fencing in my experience and can generally be kept with minimal effort. The only experience I have had of one doing so was when a visiting gilt was very frightened and wanted to get back to where she had come from. Even then it did not pose a problem as she realised and didn't try again.

I do put electric fencing along my stockproof fences when I have boars in neighbouring paddocks as this stops them obsessing about each other and pushing the fencing in!!

I don't know if other people find it different?

Hope this helps!
Thank you Sam

Re: kunekune's and fencing

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:28 pm
by aralph
Hi there
I have found from experience that electric fencing is the only thing which works for my girls. I was quite reluctant to try it as one of mine is blind (from improper treatment and management when she was very young, before I got her) and I wasn't sure she'd cope with it. However after using stock fencing and barbed wire (which I personally don't like either) and still getting phonecalls from neighbours asking if I wouldn't mind retrieving my girls from their front gardens (!!!) I took the plunge and haven't looked back. My blind pig got used to it very quickly ( I think they 'hear' and sense it) and all they have now is two strands of tape low down secured to fence posts with insulators and I've had no escapees for about 5 years.
I hope this helps - good luck!

Re: kunekune's and fencing

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:14 pm
by blades
aralph wrote:Hi there
I have found from experience that electric fencing is the only thing which works for my girls. I was quite reluctant to try it as one of mine is blind (from improper treatment and management when she was very young, before I got her) and I wasn't sure she'd cope with it. However after using stock fencing and barbed wire (which I personally don't like either) and still getting phonecalls from neighbours asking if I wouldn't mind retrieving my girls from their front gardens (!!!) I took the plunge and haven't looked back. My blind pig got used to it very quickly ( I think they 'hear' and sense it) and all they have now is two strands of tape low down secured to fence posts with insulators and I've had no escapees for about 5 years.
I hope this helps - good luck!
Many thanks for the info

Re: kunekune's and fencing

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:02 pm
by The Rushbury Pig
I agree with aralph, the majority of my pigs(kunekune, Middle White and Berkshire) are kept behind 3 strands of electric fencing and it is very effective once they get the idea.

You do need to train them to it first as they can disregard it as Floella, a small new gilt I bought recently, reminds me as she often greets me at the main gate!!

I do still prefer to have an outer boundary of stockproof fencing and a more significant divide between boys and girls however to avoid potential accidental pregnancies!! :lol:

Re: kunekune's and fencing

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:31 pm
by blades
The Rushbury Pig wrote:I agree with aralph, the majority of my pigs(kunekune, Middle White and Berkshire) are kept behind 3 strands of electric fencing and it is very effective once they get the idea.

You do need to train them to it first as they can disregard it as Floella, a small new gilt I bought recently, reminds me as she often greets me at the main gate!!

I do still prefer to have an outer boundary of stockproof fencing and a more significant divide between boys and girls however to avoid potential accidental pregnancies!! :lol:
Thank you Sam