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Will Racoons stay away from electric fence?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by PineBurrowPeeps, May 7, 2009.

  1. My husband and I are planning our next meat birds house because recently out of nowhere we have been loosing birds to a Racoon.
    We are thinking about electric poultry netting or fencing.
    Will this deter them or not?

  2. dale

    dale In the Brooder

    Nov 14, 2008
    Heh, heh, heh... Yup, an electric fence will zap a coon quite nicely. My then 12 year old daughter and I set up an electric fence to protect a bird feeder that was constantly getting drained of feed. We set up a perimiter fence and set up the video camera to record the delightful event. Raccoon after raccoon came out of the woods to enjoy their little private buffet only to get zapped. The first night I bet there were 20, the second night 2 or 3, the third night zero. They only have to get nailed once or twice and they are done with school.

    We cut the grass real close to the ground and gave it a good soaking to make sure of a proper ground. We still pull out recording of that evening and laugh like crazy.

    Have fun and don't forget the camera.
  3. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    So glad to hear this!!!

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