Hot wire question

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Jens Hen House, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. Jens Hen House

    Jens Hen House Out Of The Brooder

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    We let our girls out in the back yard to roam while we are home and the dogs are in. Here is a question I'm a little (ok a lot) worried that if we leave the chickens in the run/coop and leave the dogs outside, while we are not home, that I'll come home to find that a dog has made its way into the run. We have talked about running a hot wire around the coop/run to make sure that doesn't happen. Here is the question that we have will the hot wire hurt the chickens. The last thing I want is fried chicken.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    It won't fry them and a good idea. Chickens react very quickly.
    I think most hot wires are PWM so they pulse and a bird won't be stuck.
     

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