Geese and electric fence?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by elieugene6, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. elieugene6

    elieugene6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need to put the geese out in the pasture with the goats. Is it safe? I have a 4 wire electric fence, the charger is rated at 6 joules, with alternating current. Will this kill the geese if they touch it? I really need to get them out there but don't want to kill them. The lines are spaced 8" 16" 26" and 38"
     
  2. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    Quote:Feathers are good electrical insulation, but geese like to touch things with their mouth which is wet and close to their brains, I wouldn't risk it unless you have the type of charger that sends pulses of current through the hot wire. With the new type of charger that has constant current the muscles freeze up and they can't let go and their brains fry while they hang there.~gd
     
  3. elieugene6

    elieugene6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This charger sends a pulse every second. There is no way I could ever buy that other type I have kids and I think those are dangerous. If u are quick enough you can touch my fence without getting zapped.
     

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