What do I need for electric fence

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  1. Welshies

    Welshies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am setting up 2 hotwires at 6' and 12' or so to help protect my birds. What do I need to set up a fence (i.e. what supplies should I invest in?)
    And what options are there? (ie, solar vs electric).
     
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    JackE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That kit looks to be OK, but, a kit like that, can probably be beat pricewise, by buying the parts separately. Like, you don't need those fence posts, if you already have an existing fence. You just attach to the existing fence posts. And I don't know about that charger. THAT's where the $$$s will be spent. Going cheap is an invitation to disappointment.
     
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    Well, I already have metal rod posts- attached to my 6' tall double layered chicken wire fence with a 10'' apron (long story- I'd much prefer something other than chicken wire but that's my option). I have extension cords out to my coop, and that's about it.
     
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    Like rebar? What's the diameter of the posts? How skinny? They have all kinds of different mounts and insulators. Should be something that would clamp/attach to your posts.
     
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    A lot like this:
    https://goo.gl/images/HBvVyU
    Probably an inch in diameter or an inch and a half. Maybe two. I believe they are called concrete reinforcement posts.
     
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    Yes, that's rebar.
     

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