Removing buried chickenwire

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by jabowery, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. jabowery

    jabowery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My garden is done for the year and I'll be expanding next year so I need to move the chickenwire fence (I free range my chickens).

    Of course, a lot of the chickenwire is buried. Is there any easy way to get the chickenwire out of the ground or am I going to have a great opportunity for a lot of paleo-exercise with my shovel?

    I have taken up the T-posts and have an electric winch if that is useful but I suspect no matter how I hook up the winch it will just rip the chickenwire (even though it has tension lines running along it), instead of ripping it out of the ground -- and I definitely don't want to leave any wire straggling in the dirt that will mess up the tiller.
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Well I just removed awhile ago some chicken wire that had been strung up for 6 years, partly buried.

    To my surprise when I dug into the ground to remove it, it had rusted out and was completely GONE beneath the soil surface. All that was left was a jagged edge of fencing along the bottom and of course what was above ground.
     
  3. jabowery

    jabowery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickenwire has been buried only part of the year.

    I just went out and dug it up. Good exercise.
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Good for you!
     

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