My chickens are free range on over 5 acres. We do have about 3 1/2 - 4 acres fenced in for pasture and the hens are housed in it. They do like to hop up on the fence to get out of the pasture to roam in the yard. The electric fence around the top of the pasture fence did not work, but has been fixed. Will it kill the chickens if they continue to get on the electric fence? I have got to have the electric fence to stop my two horses from destroying the fence by leaning over it to get stuff on the other side. I also have two goats who like to "lean" on the fence and we had to fun a second hot wire mid way up the fence. I have seen electric fencing for chickens (the woven wire kind of stuff) but did not know if it is less powerful than the normal field fence hotwire. I just want to try to be prepared for when they get the wire plugged in and hot tomorrow. It is not wire that is powered by battery, but has an electrical outlet plug in.