I know people ask, 'why not use woven wire'? Well there are a few factors in determining if you want to do that. I'll admit it does have an initial lower cost, but the maintenance and upkeep for it is quite a bit higher. When you start getting critters stuck in it and you have to cut them out you understand why. A high tinsel barbed wire fence has fewer maintenance requirements over the long run.
Another bonus that I noticed is the fact that other critters like dogs etc have an extremely difficult time getting through that kind of a barrier. They have to dig pretty far under the fence if they try that tactic since your bottom wire is only a few inches off the ground if that.
This is the kind of fence I plan on putting up at the 'homestead' in Texas. There is no permanent fence on the southern boundary of the property and I plan on fixing that. Last weekend (for me at least on my days off lol) I had the kids working on clearing out the brush and trees along the other established fence lines. I was rather surprised at the amount they were pulling out of the fence there. They pulled something like 6 pickup loads of brush cut out of the fence line. It sure made the burn pile we started rather large but it burned down nicely and left a nice bed of ashes that we can spread out in the garden plots later.
For the fence line on the southern boundary I have to cut a lane through the trees for about 100 feet so that's on my agenda when I go home this weekend. That way I can get ready to start putting up that stretch. It is a little over 900 feet so that's a nice little stretch. Once I have the lane clear I can figure out how many corner posts and braces I need, t posts etc so we can get the rest of the materials and get started on it.
The other project we are working on is a new chicken coop and runs that we are building. I will have to do another post on that one.
Til next time...