Will a 5 strand electric fence keep out foxes?

hayley3

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If you can not install fencing yourself, I suggest that you get some help to do it. I have a 6 ft welded wire fence with Electric 6'' off the ground, with another strand of electric at the top. All my fences are 6 ft tall starting with a 4ft Stock fence with 2 Barb Wires at 9'' up each, with electric on the very top. I even ground my Barb Wire so if they touch both ground and electric at the same time, they will really feel it. I use a "25 mile range fencer'' for maximum enforcement! Even a Coyote will jump a 6 ft fence. So you need help to make your Birds safe.
No help Larry, unless you are available. :lau
 

hayley3

Crowing
12 Years
Aug 16, 2007
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677
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Southern Indiana

hayley3

Crowing
12 Years
Aug 16, 2007
786
677
276
Southern Indiana
Lots of good advice here. Honestly, though, I think it takes multiple systems. A decent fence, even a well electrified 3 strand, and inside it one or more guardian dogs. The dogs should be raised inside the wire and afraid to cross it. They will ward off most predators and keep them from trying to get in.
I would love to have a guard dog but I am not great at dog training.
 

hayley3

Crowing
12 Years
Aug 16, 2007
786
677
276
Southern Indiana
A fox got all of my chickens about 10 years ago. It upset me so much I didn't get chickens again until last year . I bought a dog pen for the chicken yard . Covered the top with a canvas top with wire over top of that . I put bricks in the ground around the chicken lot. I also lock my chickens up at night in the chicken house . We have a lot of hawks up here in the mountains that still try to get in the chicken lot . I love these little guys so much and will do what ever it takes to keep them safe .
Awwww where are you located? I love my chickens too...I'm trying to cover all my bases so nothing happens to them. At night they will be locked up tight.
 
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