Electric wire to keep dogs out

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by texas hiker, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. texas hiker

    texas hiker Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 22, 2009
    East Texas
    My wife and I fenced in 1/2 acre for the chicken yard. Now I want to run an electric hot wire around the outside to keep dogs, foxes and coyotes out.

    We live in a rural area and canine predators are an issue.

    How far away from the field fence should the hot wire be? The hangers will be attached to t-post.

    How far off the ground should the first strand run?

    Is there a certain brandname hanger or wire you recommend?
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2014

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