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Electric fencing for dogs

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by DawnM, May 21, 2011.

  1. DawnM

    DawnM Out Of The Brooder

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    We live in the kind of neighborhood where things have to be pretty bad before neighbors call the authorities on each other. This works out pretty well except with certain people. Our neighbor's Cattle Dog can jump the fence into our backyard. So far she has killed 3 of our chickens in two different incidents. She also jumps the fence to the street fairly regularily and chases kids but that's a different issue. This dog actually belongs to the neighbors son, he just has it over at the parents house all the time. His father makes him tie the dog up when she's outside but if he's not home neither the mom or the owner bother with it. We have three seperate fenced yards and have been keeping all the chickens in the front yard and side yard. The side yard is where we keep the chickens but because of heavy tree cover nothing grows there because theres almost no light or rain that gets through. They are let in the front yard every day to graze and scavange but the front yard needs to be reseeded and we would like to let the chickens into the back yard while the new grass grows.

    Here's what I need help with. Has anyone tried one of the cheaper electric fence set ups? I was looking at the Zareba K9KIT http://www.amazon.com/Zareba-K9KIT-...FAK2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1305999163&sr=8-1. I don't want to spend a lot of money on the fencing. At some point we or some parents are going to be upset enough to call animal control on the dog. Everyone knows that she has killed our animals so theres probably no way animal control would give her back to them. I just want something temporary but actually works. It wouldn't be worth it if we had to pay more for the fencing than the extra feed to keep them in their yard. If this one isn't great is there another cheaper one anyone recommends?
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    That one might work.

    It doesn't take much to shock a dog

    If he JUMPS the fence though, it wont make much difference
     

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