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7 Oct ’14 - 9:54 am
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So I brought the manager from the feed store over to the house to get his expert opinion, he said with everything we have going on and my wife wanting something temporary, he recommended cattle panels, if it was up to me, I would have run some more cedar fencing, but happy wife, happy life as they say, so we went and picked some up

I heard a noise behind me

so we took the gate we had bought to use as a cattle guard and mounted it to the cedar post

and drove a t-post at the other side, this is to attach the fence to and secure that corner

the panels went up fast

there are two points to chain them together

we used the gate that we had bought for dragging the chips to fill in the last gap behind the coop, my dad said we wouldn't need it, the cows would never crawl through there, same as when we thought the cows wouldn't climb a rock wall? Good point he replied

I put t posts at ever junction and we zipped tied them all together as well

the ducks were like, what the hell is this?

I like it

they were pretty content

I went out around midnight to see where they were, they were just chilling on the back side of the pond, so I got them in the back field and into the barn

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one thing I am surprised by them is charging each other, I figured since they were castrated they wouldn't

pork, it's hard to see in this pic, but they have been cropping the hill, to the left is the height of where the grass was

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Just had the most awesome thing happen, was going out to get the cows in to the back field and barn, took Layla with me, she ran right under the fence and started bolting right towards the cows, they lowered their heads in charging mode, as soon as she saw that she started barking like crazy and ran right for them, the cows broke, turn and ran. Layla was following them, they started to turn, she went crazy and ran right behind them and chased them through the gate, as soon as they were through the gate, she broke left and ran up around the pond, she really is a shepherd

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wow, that's pretty cool. Good doggie!

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That's awesome. I think it would be great to have a dog move our chickens around for us.

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yeah, she's been practicing on the chickens for awhile, I've seen her do the same thing with them, it's also good that the breeder we got them from had a dog that used for herding, so the cows are use to being chased by a dog

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I actually gave my beagle a job and she understands it.  I tie her up to a post on the other side of the property and she is my fox protection.  I let the chickens free range for about an hour a night when I get home from work and she stands guard.  She doesnt bark or make a peep until the chickens all go to roost and then she barks to let me know it's time to come in.  I really didnt expect it to work the first time I put her out there, but she's been at it for a few months now.

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