electric fence question

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by besjoux, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. besjoux

    besjoux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have this figured out with our horses, however, not sure about the chicken run. Want to make it electric but a lot of the fence is buried in the ground. How can I electrify it? Do you just charge it? I am wondering if it will end up charging the water in the run which is a metal tank.
     
  2. TexasVet

    TexasVet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I placed plastic t-posts around the run and then hooked the wire to the posts. Because there are multiple clips on the post, I ran the first strand of wire about 6 inches off the ground, then placed the second strand six inches above that.
     
  3. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You won't be able to charge the fence if it is touching ground it will short out you will need to run fencing on insulated poles
     

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