Need suggestion for electric fence

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by sally4500, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. sally4500

    sally4500 Songster

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    I am putting up a run of chix wire, about 25' X25'. It will be 6" under ground. I want to run an electric fence around the perimeter of it. Iam looking for suggestions on how many strands to make, and how low or high to make them. Any comments on a charger would be helpful. I have a cat that is friends with the girls, and don't want him to get zapped from too high a voltage.
    Thanks, Sally
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

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    I'd run 3 strands at 6", 24", and one just below the top.

    Get a good low impedence charger and don't worry about it causing injury to the cat

    "Chicken wire" isnt' going to keep predators out, and putting it just 6" in the ground won't stop diggers, so you need the electric fence to do all the work

    You'd be better off to use 2 X 4 welded wire and an apron around the outside
     

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