Plan your electric fence layout
Sketch a diagram and measure the distance of the area you would like to fence.
Grab a pencil and walk around the area you want to fence, measuring and sketching your layout. Also include in your plan:
- Location of buildings/ barns enclosed by or sitting adjacent to your fence
- Location of your fence energizer and electrical source (if required)
- Trees, hills, low and/or wet areas or other obstacles. If necessary, it is also a good idea to have your utility company mark any underground cables/lines that may be in the immediate vicinity
- Water supply and feeding locations
- Gate locations
- Fence termination points.
As you are sketching your layout consider these questions:
Are you going to use wood posts, steel posts, rod posts, etc.? Or is it just a temporary fence with pigtail or tread‑in posts?
What type of gate(s) do you plan on using?
Thankfully, there’s a good assortment of Stafix products to fit most of your electric fence needs. Along with your fence layout diagram, please use our handy checklist to put together a list of items required to build your electric fence.