I am thinking about electric fencing for my garden rotation and chickens. Basicly I am going to have a 50' x 50' garden split in the middle, so each section would be 50' x 25'. Every other year, I plan on switching the chickens with the garden. I dont really care about keeping the chickens in the opposite pen all the time, but just to fence them in to concentrate on working in the off garden, plus letting them free range. My major goal is to keep them OUT of the main garden, and to keep bad animals from eating my garden. Last year, we figured out how to stop the deer, but I found a ground hog in the drive way, and found that ALL our veggies were eaten. I do know that the ground hog will dig. I was going to build a permanent fence and bury it about 6 inches deep, but I really dont want to do a permanent fixture, especially if we end up needing to till the garden. SOOO, we have alot electric 1/2 inch horse tape that is no longer in use. I was thinking...what if I were to put that up 3-4 inches apart, and as low as I could to the ground (the same as you would regular poultry netting.) Do you think that may deter the smaller animals out of the garden and keep the chickens out of the garden as well? I would rather use what I have, and I really cant afford to spend tons of money on poultry netting. I wish there were a more affordable option. Do you have any not so permanent ideas? I know this is not a garden forum, but.... Thanks!