Just installed my eletric fence

chickendude

Crowing
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Jun 4, 2009
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BEWARE!!! Coons, opossums, coyotes bears and what ever may stroll by. I have always locked our chickens up each night but with the new hot wire I feel they will be secure
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But I will energize the fence tonight and if all holds up I will leave the pop door open tomorrow night.
 

woolymama

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Sep 10, 2009
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We're looking at putting up electric poultry netting soon - there's bob cats around here as well as bears, fox, coyote.....well you get the idea. I think we'll all sleep better at night knowing there's a huge shock between those predators and our feathered babies!
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chickendude

Crowing
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Jun 4, 2009
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That sounds a little sadistic.
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The hot wire runs around the top and bottom of the metal dog kennel run. It is about 5 inches on the other side of the fence. And there is chicken wire 2 feet high all around the bottom. So they really cant stick their necks through and reach the wire. But if one does I can almost guarantee she will drop an egg right where she stands.
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It may even come out cooked already.
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kathyinmo

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May 14, 2009
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Was it hard to do .... the electric fence installation? I want it, but think I won't be able to figure out how to do it. Is it very expensive?

Oh, and what about the chickens? They get shocked, obviously? They are so small, doesn't the shock kill them?
 

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