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    Would you please share your fencing ideas that you used in building an airing yard? I would like to stay away from chain link because I'm not that crazy about the look and it's hard to maintain around the bottom. Chews up a weedeater. Prefer five to six feet. Pics would be nice. I figure I need to make it 330 feet and will tie into my barn on one side, and extend away from the barn on the other side about 40 feet.
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    My rock pen airing yard has 6' chain link. My one-acre "play" yard has 4' woven wire.

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    We used non-climb 5' horse fencing. It isn't beautiful, but it isn't ugly. Never had a problem of any sort with the fence. However, dogs can climb out. We used wooden square posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weathered View Post
    We used non-climb 5' horse fencing. It isn't beautiful, but it isn't ugly. Never had a problem of any sort with the fence. However, dogs can climb out. We used wooden square posts.
    Same here. It works fine except for climbers. Had a dog hung by a back leg who got hungup trying to climb it. Chain link is probably safer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weathered View Post
    We used non-climb 5' horse fencing.
    Same here and have never had anyone try to climb it.
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    Is horse fence and woven wire the same thing.

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    They make both, the panels are 16ft L x 4-5ft H
    They run 70. At tractor supply
    The rolled fencing is not as think but it resembles the fencing used in the upper level kennel tractor supply also sales

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    Our climber climbed out at the gate/fence corner. She was never injured thankfully. We now have a pulsing e-fence strand to stop climbing. Zero escapes since. On e-fences, be sure to get a pulsing kind not the constant kind. I don't know if those are even made anymore. But I know someone who used the constant kind, came home to find his dog's jaws clamped down on the fence and she was not alive. Guess she bit it and it caused her jaw muscles to contract and she couldn't get loose.

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    I used woven fence wire Used it for years on the cattle farm... When i went to thinking about what to make air yard out of it sort of click in my head.. If it can keep cattle in can keep dogs in And is easier to weed eat under Price is pretty good on that too! Like $150 for 200'
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    If you like chain link but not the “look” of chain link ... go with BLACK.

    We have 2 airing yards (1 5 foot and one just 4 foot for younger dogs and safe non - jumpers) .... it practically "disappears” against the background. IMO worth the extra money for a more “finished” look.



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