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Electric fence works

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by panner123, Oct 6, 2007.

  1. panner123

    panner123 Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    Early this moring my wife tells me, "there is an animal hurt down by the coop". Well I heard nothing, so I did nothing. When I went to feed the chickens I saw what the problem was, a bear had tried to get in the chicken yard. It must have been shocked good for it left without a sencod try. I did have to do some minor repairs to the fence, well worth the trouble. No chickens lost and no dead bear. At least this time.
  2. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Wow, now that is a predator. We don't have to worry about bears here. The black bear is making a comeback in East Texas, though. Good luck and our electric fence seems to work great too. Our black lab won't go within 20 ft of it. [​IMG]
  3. ninny

    ninny Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    IL side of the QCA
    thats kinda scary here i thought i had killer coons
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    ... and I thought a possum was big news. [​IMG]
  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Glad I didn't see Bruin trying to get in...I would've needed an intestine transplant...
  6. chickbea

    chickbea Songster

    Jan 18, 2007
    I love my electric fence! I don't know why everyone doesn't have one.
  7. OHChick

    OHChick Songster

    May 8, 2007
    do u have regular electric? or high tensile ? i would think HT for a bear.
  8. panner123

    panner123 Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    Because of the long hair on a bear I use barb wire for the electric. If you use the small wire that comes with the kit, there is no shock to the bear.
    The barbs penetrate the hair. The same method is use on sheep. Yes, it is the highest rated electric fence I could get at the time. Only once did I touch it, I learn fast.
  9. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member 11 Years

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    The barb wire is good to know. I've had electric fencing for years for my horses, to keep deer out of my garden, and to stop a dog from digging under the fence. It's a great tool.

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