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Question:
I live on ten acres and would like to fence off six-seven acres for a pasture using chain-link or barbed wire. How many feet of fencing would it take to accomplish this?

Reply:
This is a question we get asked a lot. Use the information below to help determine the amount of fence needed for your enclosure.

Since one acre of land comprises 43,560 sq. ft., we can take the square root of 43,560 and find out that a square with 4 equal sides, each side measuring 209' would enclose that acre. If you want to figure multiple acres, multiply 43,560 times the number of acres, then take the square root of that product, and multiply it times 4, that would give you the amount of fence required.

Example figuring amount to enclose 6 acres:
1) One acre = 43,560 sq. ft.
2) Six acres = 261,359 sq. ft. (43,560 x 6)
3) Square root of 261,359 = 511 (this is the length in feet of each side)
4) 511 x 4 = 2044 linear feet of fence to enclose 6 acres

This formula works great for figuring fence required for enclosing acres of land. For actual materials needed for your particular situation, feel free to fax or email us a drawing so our sales staff can give you an accurate material list with prices.

Fax: 1-330-358-2624, Email: sales@hooverfence.net