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pictures of hot wired coops...please

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by henryetta, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. henryetta

    henryetta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would love some ideas on differnt ways to use hot wire for protection of coops. Im a little challanged withought pictures but will take any info i can get.. (i tend to jump into things and then find much better ways to have done it) Thanks a bunch for any help on this...
     
  2. mdbokc

    mdbokc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 22, 2009
    Oklahoma County, OK
    I posted a response and pictures of electric fencing. Where did they go?
     
  3. mdbokc

    mdbokc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 22, 2009
    Oklahoma County, OK
    Two wires low and one high attached to the posts used for the run.

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    The end of my run is a metal shed. These two wires stopped the raccoons cold that would come in over the shed roof into the run.

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    Standard electric fence posts along my chain link fence.

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    Maybe these will stay.
     
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2009
  4. Soccer Mom

    Soccer Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2009
    West of Crazy
    I don't have a problem with preditors on the ground. My donkeys take care of that. My issue is the raccoon ninjas that drop onto the roof and break in through the eaves. I hot wired my roof and haven't had an issue since.

    We simply screwed in the insulators around the eaves:

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    We wrapped the wire and then tied into the hot box.

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    That bottom wire runs down to the grounding pole. It's firmly attached with a clamp.

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    Hope those pics help. [​IMG]
     
  5. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    I have it around both my duck pen and coop. I plan on putting a 3rd line at the top but havent gotten around to it yet. I have harware cloth as well.


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  6. henryetta

    henryetta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ~~~mdbokc~~~~ your 'other' pics are over at "preditors and pests" . I had posted in both places at the same time to hopfully get it right and ya set me strait over there [​IMG] .. Thanks so much for your help...

    And thanks for all others help too [​IMG]
     

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