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Question DetailsAsked on 6/18/2011

Anyone put up a woven wire fence?

We're trying to fence a 100 x 50 lot on our wooded acreage in NW Indiana to contain llama. Would love to hear from anyone with experience in putting up woven wire fencing for this(or a similar purpose) as a DIY project. If this is out of realm as a DIY job, does anyone have any thoughts on how to find someone who does this type of work or who would at least drop the posts? Fencing companies seem to only want to do residential fencing. Thanks!

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Apparently fencing requirements for llamas are a little bit tricky, as I just found out from this website:

You probably already know all this stuff. It's interesting.

As for doing it yourself, this depends on how much energy you have. Some people could set the posts themselves, perhaps with a rented posthole digger. I'm ancient and I'm nearly out of energy for that kind of thing, so I'd hire someone else to do it. Have you checked Angie's List for fencing companies and then called to ask if they do this kind of thing? Another thought that occurs to me is that the members of any llama group in your area would have had to do the same thing so they might have some good referrals.

Answered 9 years ago by Commonsense


City, welcome.

Once you determine the terrain (rocks, swales, etc ) in which posts must be anchored and type of material advised for a llama, you will have a better idea if your DYI abilities; also whether your time availability is workable. Have you marked off the area to determine how many posts must be set? Digging post holes and pulling wire fencing can be time consuming ; there is special equipment to make the job somewhat less labor intensive.

Personally, I'd talk with other llama folk in your community.... pick their brains. If this job is more than you want to tackle, get referals from other llama owners. If there are no livestock fencing companies listed on Angies, check with your local BBB..

Answered 9 years ago by tessa89


Tessa, is there an echo in here>

. . .an echo in here. . .

Answered 9 years ago by Commonsense


I own a small farm and we used square deal wire fencing (smaller openings at the bottom than at the top) pulled onto half round posts for our back yard dog containment. We did it ourselves. It wasn't easy pulling the wire properly and next time will hire a pro to do it. Renting a post hole digger isn't as easy as it sounds either. My suggestion is to visit your local feed and tack shop. They will have a postings board with (hopefully) a couple of business cards offering this type of work or the employees should also be able to direct you. Pick up some local publications (usually free) in there too. My guess is that you will find many resources to help you. Believe me, the costs involved in doing this project are far better spent on a pro, because it is back breaking work not to mention the time it would take you vs. a pro. And just think how straight the lines of your fence will be. We're glad that our work was in the back of the house!!! (HAHAHA) If it were just post and board that's a different story. Good luck and let us know how it turns out!!!!

Answered 9 years ago by cjp


CJP, nice to see folk with personal experience offering advice. thanks!

Answered 9 years ago by tessa89

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