will this work?

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by key west chick, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    When we find our land, I want Emus. I also have Nigerian goaties that will be in the same pen. I was thinking 5 foot field fencing with inch electrical TAPE on the top to keep things from rubbing on the fence and things from climbing over. Figured it would be highly visible to the emus and safer than barbed wire, which I hate. So it would probably end up being around 6 feet tall total.
     
  2. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I have the 47 inch field fencing and my emus do fine. You get into trouble when you have more than a pair of emu and they start fighting and chasing each other - then any fence can be fair game if cornered. I have hotwire on the top for the horses, but emu are not affected by hotwire. Their feathers insulate them, even when it touches their neck..... or it just doesn't register in those tiny brains of theirs... hehe. [​IMG]
     
  3. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    Yeah, I wasnt really using the tape for them, just to keep goats and whatnot from rubbing on it. Or coyotes from climbing it. I thought the tape might be safer for them if they could see it better!
     
  4. Nicophorus

    Nicophorus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    make sure the spaceing is small enough that the goats cannot fit their heads in, they can and will choke to death if they can.
     

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