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

    Apr 25, 2016
    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 True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    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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