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    Pens made of cattle panels

    Has anybody ever built their pens out of cattle panels? I would like to see pics and plans if anybody has. Thanks, Bobby

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    Re: Pens made of cattle panels

    I think that they would make great pens as long as you don't mind spending the extra money. As long as you are talking about the 10 or 12 line panels and not the orange stock panels. I have seen one made of hog panel that was a real excellent pen but I don't have any pics.

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    Bobby I've been trying to figure out the same thing. I know at tractor supply they have hog panel wit 2x4 openings or 4x4 openings 5 feet tall and 20 foot long. But I was looking for something with 1x1 opening so the chickens can't stick their heads out and get popped off by dogs or other varmints. The only thing it is expensive, hard to find, and is only available in 4x8 or 4x10 sheets. Also thought of expanded metal could work too. I wanna also see some good designs or pictures...

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    Re: Pens made of cattle panels

    Probably the best way to go. Don't need no wood for the base. It just cost slot. In Hawaii a 5x16 panel is about $80 bucks. But very durable and nice. I don't got no pics of it though

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    Re: Pens made of cattle panels

    I took two pannels and built a it was 8x10' base. I took the pannels and made them into a dome. I then covered with blue tarp and put chicken wire over it. It made a great pen.

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    Re: Pens made of cattle panels

    Cattle panels with chicken wire and tin. The pens are 4x4x8.




















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    Re: Pens made of cattle panels

    Nice Pens Rooster did they cost alot to build?

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    Re: Pens made of cattle panels

    Quote Originally Posted by wabug View Post
    Nice Pens Rooster did they cost alot to build?
    I got about $40 in each pen not counting the tin because I already had it laying around. It took 4 sheets of 8' tin which would have costed around $60 new.

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    Re: Pens made of cattle panels

    Looking real good rooster, ima make some this weekend. Ima get some hog panel which is 34" tall and 16' long. Out of two panels I should b able to make three pens with a metal roof on top. Then put some 1x1 mesh around. I'll post some pics once I get one up.

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    I gone to juan cardenas(chino) and black mamba.The hog panels are to me the best yes it can be expensive but well worth it once you build them your set for a long time. I won't put a 2x4 on the bottom just all panel and sheet metal wood is just a home for mites.There also great for brood pens 5 ft tall 10ft long 5ft wide with 1 panel & a half make a great brood pen i bought some mexican pen the ones that are 40x40x40 inches Well there life span is three year after that the welds start coming on done.Get the hog panel you dont have to put mesh around it. good luck

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    Re: Pens made of cattle panels

    U right pepe, built to last

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    Re: Pens made of cattle panels

    I use the horse panels, they have 2x4 openings instead of the 4x4 on cattle & hog panels.

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    Re: Pens made of cattle panels

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Everett View Post
    I use the horse panels, they have 2x4 openings instead of the 4x4 on cattle & hog panels.
    How tall are the horse panels and wheres the best place to buy them?

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    Re: Pens made of cattle panels

    Quote Originally Posted by Rooster77 View Post
    How tall are the horse panels and wheres the best place to buy them?
    The most general place would probably be Tractor Supply, but check other agri supplies, might be cheaper.

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    Re: Pens made of cattle panels

    U right mike, tractor supply probably your best bet. The ones there are 5foot tall and 16 foot long. I think they are either $69 or $79 a panel for the 2x4 openings which is called horse panel. I just bout the hog panel which come 34" tall and cut it 124" long and bent it at 31" and made four sides then welded one of the corners together.

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    Hey rocklee were in central tx are you from Iam east of austin I seen the hog panels 6ft tall 20ft long.thier high dollar about 90 bucks.i think the 5ft by 20ft is your best bet.I will start building hog panel pen this year and replace the mexicanpens.

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    Re: Pens made of cattle panels

    San Marcos, tractor supply 34" tall and 16' long for $25...

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