Electric poultry netting queston...Snow?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by tellynpeep, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. tellynpeep

    tellynpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all,
    This year I added a third coop and put up electric netting around it. Very happy with it so far vs the coyotes (though the Andalusians still think they are sparrows and just fly right over it!) My question is: What happens when it snows? Will I have to build a permanent pen for them for the winter? I hadn't thought of that back in the spring ....
    Thanks!
     
  2. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    I don't think it would bother it much except for it working harder and useing more power.
     
  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Re: Electric poultry netting queston...Snow?I don't think it would bother it much except for it working harder and useing more power.

    A fence can't "work harder" or"use more power" since chargers operate at FULL power all the time

    What it will do is short the fence, making the shock weaker, or making it useless​
     

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