Hi. Still researching here. I really really want to free range my girls. I live in the city, so I cannot have a roo. I plan on getting flighty birds that will scuttle from attacks and have plenty of brush/cover, so hawks should not be an issue. They will have a VERY secure coop at night, so the usual night predators are not an issue... what I am worried about is DAYTIME predators. We had game cameras out for a while, and we have foxes. And skunks. And plenty of loose cats. We have some rare coyotes. Anyhow...I have been reading about paddocks and wire fencing. My husband does not like the idea of visible fencing, and I want the girls to free range in woods, so mowing and maintaining a barrier is something that I don't love... I am thinking a low 2-3 wire fend would work? And not be very visible. Thoughts? -Does brush/vines short out the low straight wire fencing like it does the mesh? -What is a good volt-I want it just low enough to scare off a fox but not high enough to hurt a curious toddler who will likely touch it. -anyone have a system like this(wire strung in brushy/woods as opposed to clear pasture)?