Electric Fencing

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by fishingdude93, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. fishingdude93

    fishingdude93 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was wondering if anyboddy has used electric fencing for there chickens. Not the poultry netting, regular electric fence. How did you make the chickens stay in the fence. and how you designed it.
     
  2. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Depending on how much power you have coming from it, it can kill them. I've had it happen [​IMG] We only turn ours on at night to keep predators away from the coops.
     
  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    How did you make the chickens stay in the fence

    You can't unless you put so many wires they can't get between them.

    The proper type of charger set up correctly shouldn't kill anything​
     
  4. fishingdude93

    fishingdude93 Out Of The Brooder

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    how high would you need to put one for them to not jump over them.
     
  5. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

    There's the issue there. If they jump they are not grounded an cant get shocked so there's no point in electric more than 6 inches off the ground. You could run alternating hot an ground wires but that's hard to implement in reality.
     

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