This is the fence we are replacing. It is saggy field fence that was only hand tight because we didn't have corner braces. Our full size milk goat bent the crap out of the wire reaching over to eat, so it was in danger of collapsing and letting everyone free.
You can see how the fence is bent if you look closely. In the distance is our green barn. It is something like 20'x20', so very small, but enough to house the hay, goats and a tack room. When I had horses, two fit in one side with enough hay for the winter in the other. I like this use for it better. :)
Logan is king of the pallet pile, and he flashed a cheesy grin after insisting I take a picture of him. For 116' of pallet fence, we used 33 pallets. Five pallets, with four standing up and one laid sideways for a brace, make 14' of fence.
It's hard to see much detail in this photo, but here is the 116' of fence, with a 16' cattle panel as a gate. We drive in this side to unload hay in the barn, so we wanted a big access gate and had panels on hand.
To connect the pallets, we screwed 3" deck screws into the top. We started out using them top and bottom, but it turned out that they stayed just as stable with only one screw in the top of each side. Pallets are made of hardwood for the most part, so you have to drill a pilot hole first or fight fight fight to get the screws in.
We used all of the pallets we had available, so we're waiting for more to complete the other side. We need close to 40 more to complete the other side, which is also 116' even though we didn't plan it out at all.
The bucks are so preoccupied with the does on the other side of the fence by the barn that they hardly even venture out to this side. I expect the 4' height of the pallets will be enough for Nigerian Dwarf goats to stay in. I wouldn't use these on the fence between bucks and does, because I would worry that they might get to thinking about how easy it would be to climb over. For the fence between, I will use cattle panels and plenty of t-posts.
We finished this entire side of the pallet fence in about three hours. It would have gone much quicker if I could have actually helped, but doing nothing while the colicky baby sleeps is a much better idea.