Electric fencing and free-range birds

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by n.smithurmond, Nov 16, 2009.

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  1. n.smithurmond

    n.smithurmond Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have experience using high tensile electric fencing to keep free-range flocks contained? I'm not referring to poultry netting. We are going to fence about an acre (to start) and the cost of netting is somewhat prohibitive. I have read that there are folks using just two strands and clipping wings to keep birds contained and predators out.
     
  2. Pavo Royale

    Pavo Royale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you have a good idea. It should keep them put if you can keep them on the gound. But, the big advantage is keeping predators out esp. dogs.

    BTW, are you near Gainesville?
     
  3. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    guess really depends on what levels the ht is at dont' want animals getting below or through it especially small ones like raccoons
     
  4. n.smithurmond

    n.smithurmond Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a Newf who fancies herself a LGD to keep out the racoons, coyotes, dogs, etc. I'm in Dawsonville, not to far from where you're at Pavo Royale! Mostly just need to keep the birds in.
     
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