Barbwire... the solution?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by dixygirl, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. dixygirl

    dixygirl Songster

    May 14, 2008
    I see you can get 1320 feet of barbwire from $40.00 at Tractor Supply.

    What if you put barbwire around your pen at 3 inches high, at 6 inches off the ground, at 12 inches off the ground, and again at 18 inches off the ground. That should slice up any ground roaming predator that dares come near your pen! That way you don't have to even use electricity for an electric fence or netting or buy an expensive charger. You could disguise it with some pretty flowers, shrubs or roses too. [​IMG]

    I think I will do that!
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2008
  2. bwhite28

    bwhite28 In the Brooder

    Apr 7, 2007
    Southeastern PA
    I'm sure that would work but make sure you tell everyone it's there if you diguise it with flowers!
  3. panner123

    panner123 Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    Sounds goodbut it won't work. Stop and think about it, a predator spends its life in/or around thongs and briars. They will go between the barb wire at three inches about like you driving down the freeway. Add electric and they will stay away.
  4. Even with electricity racoons will find a way I am sorry to say. Escpecially if the enclosure isnt covered.
  5. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Now, if you covered the enclosure with electric barbwire that might work. If you just add barb wire 3 inches in can't hurt right? [​IMG]
  6. Beekissed

    Beekissed Free Ranging

    I did it with a "Free to good home" dog! Haven't had a kill yet! Well, except that large coon, large river rat and a vagrant ground hog! Love that dog! [​IMG]
  7. valmom

    valmom Songster

    Sep 23, 2007
    We are thinking of solutions for our coop to predator proof it, too. Unfortunately I think a coon's fur is so thick the barbs may remove some fur, but still let the coon through. We're going to try electric.
  8. dixygirl

    dixygirl Songster

    May 14, 2008
    What about if you put the barbwire 1" off the ground and every single inch a row all the way us to 2 feet? You get 1320 feet in the roll so that would be nothing.

    I already have electric fence all around my whole property for my horse. It does not stop racoons. they come inside that because when they climg up the pole it does not shock them. Their feet have to be on the ground and another part of them touching the fence for it to work.
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2008
  9. Miltonchix

    Miltonchix Taking a Break

    Jul 14, 2007
    Milton, Florida
    Razor wire MIGHT work. Barbed wire, no. Razor wire is EXTREMELY dangerous stuff. I work at a prison and have come in contact with it a couple times. It's called RAZOR for a reason. It'll slice anything just like.........a razor.
  10. nautical_bouy

    nautical_bouy Songster

    Mar 23, 2008
    Beaver PA
    The barbs are to far apart to work for coons, your giving them another ladder.
    40 bucks buys a fence charger, wire and stand off insulators are cheap. put 2' of electric and don't worry about it.

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