solar powered zapper electric fence to stop preditors

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by maf2008, May 18, 2009.

  1. maf2008

    maf2008 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 19, 2009
    This weekeind I am putting up a solar powered fence around the chicken coop (so easy even a child can do it) will "drop" anything that even touches the wire. zzzzzaaaapppp!!!! [​IMG]

    (the wire is 3 inches out side of the coop near the bottom.

    Go to tractor supply and get one... I will let you know the progress!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    I love our solar powered fences. We use them for all our livestock. Be aware that something can dig under them, though. Once the line is covered with dirt it doesn't work so well. We just recently upgraded to a larger charger, too. We found that the smaller chargers will get your attention, but the larger one will stop you in your tracks. Good luck. I know you're going to love that fence.
  3. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Yep, I agree, go with a stronger powered one from the beginning. The more 'economical' just don't have the 'sting' you need !
  4. Big dreams

    Big dreams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    I just bought a Mark 7 electric charger for the outside of the chicken coop and inside of a not yet built dog run, I do believe it will work well. I am running three lines, one close to bottom, one in the middle, and one on top.. [​IMG]
  5. maf2008

    maf2008 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 19, 2009
    me too, my "run coop" is mostly wire so 3 electrical wires off of the ground is a good idea.

    I am thinking 3 inches away form coop and the height should be
    3/5 inches the nest height is 8/10 inches and a third highest is about 12/14 inches. That will stop 'em!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

  6. ducks4you

    ducks4you Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
    East Central Illinois
    That should help, a lot. I have some experience with solar fencing. The farmer who owns the place I used to board my horses with surrounded his runs with electric fencing. You touched it and it went right through you. Swear it would stop a weak heart!

    SUGGESTION: Since we are all burying hardward cloth, you might also bury barbed wire. It takes A L O N G T I M E for it to rust---I'm still cleaning up 40 year old barbed wire from the new fencing job, Feb. 2008, and it's still intact!

    injured predators---unless it's a bear!--go away
  7. mxpres

    mxpres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 21, 2009
    I don,t recall what the voltage is on my charger but it is capable of charging 20 miles of electric fence,I know from experience that it will rattle your fillings,,I bought it about 8 years ago to keep bears out of my bee hives,anyone have an idea on the voltage??? I have came in contact with it severak times in the past.. [​IMG]
  8. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2008
    Scappoose Oregon
    Just remeber to tell any males who ahhh don't go indoors when nature calls that they don't need to contact the wire with moisture, close makes the current jump to the stream. Oh the scream from that one!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] No permanent harm, but he was unhappy for several hours. [​IMG]
  9. ducks4you

    ducks4you Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
    East Central Illinois
    My Dh stays away from our geldings (male neutered horses), when he...does...that
    Swears that they'll laugh at him. (It's a size issue...)
    I think he avoids electric fences when he...does that...too
  10. jjdward

    jjdward How bout them DAWGS!

    May 4, 2009
    Buchanan, Georgia
    Quote:It may sound like something only a dummy would do but i can speak from experience it is not that hard to do. My contact came right at dusk and couldn't see the wire, but somehow I knew it was there!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] it is not a mistake you make twice!!

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