Fencing

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by sherry36, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. sherry36

    sherry36 Out Of The Brooder

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    A skunk and other critters are trying to dig under my fencing. How deep into the ground should I bury wire?
    Thanks! Sherry36 I'm new to this site. New to raising chickens also. I have 15 dear girls that have started laying well.
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    There's no need to bury any wire at all.
    Just attach a 12-18" strip to the bottom of your present fence, and let it lay flat on the ground.
    Cover it with a thn layer of dirt or compost, and grass will grow up through it to anchor it in place

    Burying wire just means they will dig a hole to reach it, whereas the "apron" method stops them AT the surface
     
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  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    BearFF where's that cool graphic you have showing the fence apron and dog?...that's a good one, worth a thousand words
     
  4. sherry36

    sherry36 Out Of The Brooder

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    I thank you so much. Will do just that!!!
     
  5. Bear Foot Farm

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