Just installed my eletric fence

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chickendude, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 [​IMG]
    But I will energize the fence tonight and if all holds up I will leave the pop door open tomorrow night.
     
  2. woolymama

    woolymama Out Of The Brooder

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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![​IMG]
     
  3. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Exactly how I feel. [​IMG]
     
  4. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

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    i think it's fun just watching the chickens find it.....[​IMG]
     
  5. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That sounds a little sadistic. [​IMG] 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. [​IMG] It may even come out cooked already. [​IMG]
     
  6. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

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    it is. we stand there and watch and just laugh!
     
  7. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You sound like our kind of people. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    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?
     
  9. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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  10. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    and will not hurt the chickens when done correctly.

    Yea, that's what I'm worried about!​
     

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