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Trying to finish up the back corner of my field fence. Plan A, which was to stretch woven wire along like the rest of the fence, clearly is a no go. I was only able to get that post hole down about 12" before hitting immovable rock. And that wasn't enough to support pulling woven wire tight. Then I was going to run the woven wire up the hill through the woods to the existing fence, not pulled super tight, just supported by t-posts. It's in the woods so it doesn't need to be pretty.

So now it looks like I need something much lighter and more flexible for the last 25 ft to the crappy corner post, and then the same up through the woods. I'm thinking something like 48" chicken wire maybe? Suggestions?

FYI I am containing a dog, not anything that's going to challenge a fence.

 

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Trying to finish up the back corner of my field fence. Plan A, which was to stretch woven wire along like the rest of the fence, clearly is a no go. I was only able to get that post hole down about 12" before hitting immovable rock. And that wasn't enough to support pulling woven wire tight. Then I was going to run the woven wire up the hill through the woods to the existing fence, not pulled super tight, just supported by t-posts. It's in the woods so it doesn't need to be pretty.

So now it looks like I need something much lighter and more flexible for the last 25 ft to the crappy corner post, and then the same up through the woods. I'm thinking something like 48" chicken wire maybe? Suggestions?

FYI I am containing a dog, not anything that's going to challenge a fence.

I'd see about moving the corner posts a couple of feet and hope the rock doesn't extend that far. Either that or cut a triangle off from the existing post to the woods line. If the fence has to be in that location you can either go through the rock or drill into the rock and anchor something or excavate the rock. I guess if you are determined, you could clear off the top of the rock and build a nice brick or stone corner cairn.

Me- I'd probably move the post to where I didn't have to deal with the rock.

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When we build pasture fence we always make each corner using three posts. A corner post by itself is seldom strong enough to support the tension that will be on the fencing material. We set two more posts withing about 4-6' of the corner post and tie the three posts together with boards, then run your fencing around the corner.
 

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The rock is big enough that moving a foot or two won't help. At this point, I would rather just put fencing up in that corner that doesn't require much tension, and will better follow the sloppy grade.
 

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The rock is big enough that moving a foot or two won't help. At this point, I would rather just put fencing up in that corner that doesn't require much tension, and will better follow the sloppy grade.
I guess you could try using something like the flexible fencing used around construction sites but unless you have something to keep that corner post upright, it's going to fall over. You can run tension cables to a ground anchor behind the rock or bracing back to posts down the line but someway you are going to have to support that corner post.

Normal fencing practice is a brace at least 8' long and preferably 10' with diagonal wire bracing back to the line posts on each side of the corner. If you can't have a solid corner posts and definitely want the fence in that location, I think you are down to tension cables to anchors outside of the fence or boards back to the line posts. Another option is fence panels that lock together at the corner, either wire fence panels like livestock panels or more dressy picket fence panels but even those will need locking down somewhere.

The livestock panels come in various lengths. We've used them up to 4' high and 16' long. They are available from various places including here: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Tarter-Actual-4-166-ft-x-16-ft-Steel-Containment-Farm-Fence-Panel/3479813 .

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Drill a few holes in the rock and epoxy some rod in it, then pour concrete in the hole and attach post to the concrete footer. Or concrete the post in with the rod that is epoxied to the rock. :dunno:
 

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You could run a wire from the top of that post up the hill along the fence line and secure it to the bottom of one there, apply tension to straighten the post up and then secure your fence to it. We also use cattle panels in tough areas like that too, but they are only 16', so you would need another post up the hill for that.
 

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If your getting down 12", that is enough for concrete to set and hold the post in. I have done that before when I cannot get down far enough to sturdy the post.
 

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If your getting down 12", that is enough for concrete to set and hold the post in. I have done that before when I cannot get down far enough to sturdy the post.
Oh, there's already concrete down there. Did absolutely nothing to help. You can push this post over by hand if you push hard enough.
 

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Can you make an H brace on the post close to the tractor in-line to that corner post? Tension your fencing to that and then just have a short section of fencing from the end of the H brace to that corner post installed just hand tight, not stretched?. Then do the same on the next section?
 
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