Barbed wire

Jessica89

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Oct 9, 2014
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Hey guys,
I have just ordered a roll of barbed wire and going to put it on the top and bottom of the fence.
Has anyone used this and have they found it successful?
Thanks
 

sunflour

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No experience using barbed wire, but would make sure it is not accessible even accidentally to your flock…..wouldn't want them getting cut.
 

sunflour

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As long as your chickens don't or cannot fly to the top then it should be ok. If you are adding to a perimeter fence, could but along bottom outside of the fence?
 

Jessica89

Chirping
5 Years
Oct 9, 2014
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North Wales
Yes,I think that's what I will do.
I only have four fat ducks that can't fly so it will be okay.
I am going to get some Silkie chickens in the spring though.
I can't wait! :)
 

aart

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What is the purpose of the barbed wire?

I believe it's usually used to keep large livestock in, might help deter predators but probably not much.
 

Jessica89

Chirping
5 Years
Oct 9, 2014
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North Wales
Yeah, my uncle who is a farmer uses i t to stop cows eating the other side of the grass.
Surely, it would defer a fox? I am hoping so anyway.
Worth a try. I wouldn't like to land on barbed wire if i was a fox. Haha
 

bobbi-j

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It helps keep cattle, horses, or other large livestock from reaching over or under a fence because they lead with their noses which have no hair on them, and - especially in the warmer months while they are on pasture - their hair is short so they will feel the barbs. I don't think it will be very effective at all on a thicker, long-haired animal like a fox or coyote. In my opinion, you'd be better off using electric fencing.
 

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