Bit by my own fence

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by bakerjw, May 17, 2010.

  1. bakerjw

    bakerjw Songster

    Apr 14, 2010
    Johnson City, Tn
    Our girls are really great about putting themselves to bed at night. The other night the door to the coup blew shut on them and when I went out to put them away I found 7 of the 8 sitting patiently on the ramp waiting to go inside for the night. They are so adorable that way. Well last night we had a storm blow through and most of them sought refuge in the coup. But as soon as the storm passed they came back out and did their chicken things in the wet grass. Once it had gotten late enough for them they made their way into the coup and up onto their roosting boards. There was their typical "head from below" ruckus as I peered in through the side access door to make sure that everyone was accounted for and settling in for the night. That was when it hit me. Not an brilliant idea or profound understanding of the universe but that my knee had leaned forward into the electric fence.

    It wasn't as bad as I would have though and I was well grounded by wet feet on wet ground next to the ground rod. But suffice to say a shock to the knee passing through the foot probably isn't nearly as surprising as a shock to a little raccoon paw or fox face. It was bad enough though that my knee was quickly retracted from the wire. And it is something that I will be sure to avoid in the future too.

    Just had to share that.
  2. St-Hubert

    St-Hubert Chicken Convert

    Apr 6, 2010
    Anniston, AL
    That's part of the reason I don't have an electric fence around my coop/run.....the only one that would get shocked would be me. The predators would be perfectly safe....

    I'm glad to hear it wasn't a bad shock for you!
  3. RM44

    RM44 Songster

    Jul 15, 2009
    Woodstock, Georgia
    Ha-ha! Good stuff. I'm glad you are okay. I would worry about that too as I am clumsy at times. I always sit back and have a good laugh at myself when I do something like that!
  4. The Egg Bandit

    The Egg Bandit Songster

    Jan 8, 2010
    Ooh! I HATE it when that happens! The embarrassing thing for me is that I always seem to get Instant Onset Tourrette syndrome. I try so hard not to curse, but that electric fence brings out the "sailor" in me every time. [​IMG] Not to mention the embarrassing dance steps I perform promptly thereafter. [​IMG] My fence is way stronger than the ones we had when I was a kid and we'd see who could hold onto them the longest.[​IMG] What were we thinking?
  5. SHOCKING just SHOCKING [​IMG] [​IMG] as to how you are a grown up and yet still not know how the electric fence works with wet ground and wet feet SHocking I say simply SHOCKING [​IMG] [​IMG] Ok ok I'm done glad your alright and next time shut it off before looking in on them lol

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