gcv-border Posted April 25, 2017 Report Share Posted April 25, 2017 Any suggestions on how to inexpensively construct a round pen? About 50-60 feet in diameter? I am hoping not to have a budget buster, and was thinking that I would prefer to use some sort of panels so that I could take it down if I didn't need it for a while. (although that is not a requirement. I could deal with making one by sinking posts in the ground.) The two I have seen that I liked the best: One had wood posts in the ground about every 8 feet and used 16' heavy wire grid panels (commonly called cattle panels here) to span between the posts. The grid spacing was about 3 or 4 inches. The other one was constructed of heavy duty metal tubing and might properly be sold as a gate. It was about 12 feet long and a 2" by 4" wire fencing was wired to the tubing to prevent sheep from slipping between the horizontal tubing (spaced about 1 foot apart). These panels were supported and stabilized in the ground by metal posts. I was thinking of the second design because I could remove the metal stabilizing posts and deconstruct the panels if I didn't need the pen for a while. But this design would cost me about $1000. (unless I could find some used panels). Maybe I am 'overbuilding', but I have seen some dog/sheep interactions in the round pen where the sheep or dog quite forcefully met the fencing. It would have to stand up to that. [Hopefully that scenario wouldn't happen too often,] Open to suggestions and discussion. Thanks in advance. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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