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electric fence around coop

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mrfeathers, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. mrfeathers

    mrfeathers New Egg

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    I'm new to raising chickens and trying to keep predators out. have not seen any info on electric fence around perimeter. anyone heard of using electric fence around chickens. Not where the chicks can get in contact with fence.
    Kyle
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    I have seen some threads about using electric fencing on the outside of the coops and runs. You might want to try using the advanced search function at the top of the page.
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    That should be fine, but just make sure that there is no way the chickens will be touching the fence. If an animal their size touched it that would be bad.
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Quite a few people use electric fence around the outside of the run to repel predators. You can also get electrified woven fence, that serves to both keep chickens in and predators out when ranging birds - in this case you do not need a barrier between the fence and the chickens.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  8. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the flock [​IMG]
     
  9. mtn2mama

    mtn2mama Out Of The Brooder

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    We had to add electric fencing around our run and coop because of the bears.
     

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