electric fence

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by bj taylor, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. bj taylor

    bj taylor Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2011
    North Central Texas
    a section of my run is only 4' tall. i'm hoping my 'heavy breeds' will not be inclined to jump it. however, it's certainly low enough for predators to jump or climb. if i put electric fence on the top, will it hurt the birds, or since they are not touching the ground, they will not be shocked?
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    They shouldn't be on top of the fence to touch it, but if they only touch one wire and nothing else, they won't feel anything.

    I'd run one or two more around the outside to deter climbers too
    It won't cost much to run several extra wires

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