Trying to nip this in the bud.

cmom

Hilltop Farm
13 Years
Nov 18, 2007
25,074
16,873
771
Florida
My Coop
It depends on the fence charger. The one I have now will hurt you if you touch it. Some I have had one that put out about the strength of a bee sting. Others I have had was a bit stronger. A fence charger good for around 25 miles or 1+ joules will shock you enough that you don't want to touch it again. One that is around 7000 volts will keep most predators at bay with maybe the exception of a bear.
Here are a couple of good threads on electric fencing.
https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/electric-fence-basics.1398976/
https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/a-treatise-on-electric-fencing.1117877/
 

cmom

Hilltop Farm
13 Years
Nov 18, 2007
25,074
16,873
771
Florida
My Coop
This is like the one I had been using. This one will keep most predators away, including coyotes. It averaged around 8,000 volts.
Zareba 25 Mile AC Charger.jpg
This is the one I have now. Nothing will get past this, not even a bear. This one averages around 14,000 volts.
20201129_095137.jpg
 

cmom

Hilltop Farm
13 Years
Nov 18, 2007
25,074
16,873
771
Florida
My Coop
I have a switch below the fence charger and when I'm working around the coops and pens I shut it off. I haven't accidentally touched the wires from the newer charger yet but I know it will hurt.
CutOffSwitch1.png
 

bryan99705

Songster
May 16, 2011
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North Pole, Alaska 99705
Maybe a guardian llama or donkey. A donkey will kick the crap out of any canine including pets but not sure of their reaction to coons etc. Llama will spit on anything they can't kick or stomp and I've seen the remains of snake and jack rabbit that got in their pastures
 

Bigtom Turkey

Songster
Nov 29, 2020
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Indiana
Maybe a guardian llama or donkey. A donkey will kick the crap out of any canine including pets but not sure of their reaction to coons etc. Llama will spit on anything they can't kick or stomp and I've seen the remains of snake and jack rabbit that got in their pastures
we do have a llama...a complete dud :barnie


Do you have a picture of your fence charger?
No I don't but my dad said it was pretty high up in the amount of juice it put out.

sorry about not having much available to use, but you now see my dilemma:he
 

Bigtom Turkey

Songster
Nov 29, 2020
584
986
123
Indiana
So I have decided to put out some traps, we'll see how it goes. If I catch anyting then i will post if not then I ask for more/new ideas.
 

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