electric fence question

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

  1. besjoux

    besjoux Chirping

    Apr 7, 2012
    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 Songster

    Nov 12, 2008
    Willis TX
    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 Songster

    Jan 27, 2013
    Northern Wisconsin
    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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