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Orinlooper

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Fencing with one way entrance
« on: March 01, 2021, 04:26:08 pm »
We are thinking about renewing all our fencing with hog wire and then chicken mesh at the bottom because the current fence is failing at keeping foxes out

We are thinking about one way entrances at various points because we want rabbits and such entering but then not leaving

A bit like the entrance to a lobster crab pot non escape

I know baby foxes could possibly get through even a small hole but I doubt they would survive long separate from their mother

Has anybody heard of this before

twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Fencing with one way entrance
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2021, 04:48:53 pm »
Foxes will dig under chicken wire, unless you bury it a foot underground with a mini digger. They'll also go up and over it without too much bother.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2021, 07:26:22 am by Dan »

Orinlooper

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Re: Fencing with one way entrance
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2021, 06:17:32 pm »
Foxes will dig under chicken wire, unless you bury it a foot underground with a mini digger. They?ll also go up and over it without too much bother.

What about electric fencing?

twizzel

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Re: Fencing with one way entrance
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2021, 07:33:00 pm »
Definitely wouldn't rely on it. They will find a way through/over/under.

bj_cardiff

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Re: Fencing with one way entrance
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2021, 06:25:27 am »
I think foxes can run and jump/scramble up a 6ft fence so I don't think you can keep them out?

Orinlooper

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Re: Fencing with one way entrance
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2021, 07:15:00 am »
I think foxes can run and jump/scramble up a 6ft fence so I don't think you can keep them out?

Yes this is the biggest problem

I wonder if many fox traps would be able to keep the numbers down?

doganjo

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Re: Fencing with one way entrance
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2021, 12:19:42 pm »
A fox will get over, under any barrier provided it can see a way back out. How about angled wiring at the top - angled outwards with an electric wire strung through it. And the chicken wire dug down underground.
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landroverroy

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Re: Fencing with one way entrance
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2021, 04:36:36 pm »
It seems to me Orinlooper that from "What is the easiest animal to keep? I just want a rabbit or 2 for the pot and to make some broth". to your plans for 100s of guinea pigs in an enclosed fox proof area  - is a massive leap away from your original plans and aims.  :thinking:  Am really interested in how these plans for guinea pig ranching will turn out. In the meantime, I'm sure many of us have learnt a lot about guinea pigs. :idea:
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Re: Fencing with one way entrance
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2021, 09:48:30 pm »
The first step is market research!
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Womble

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Re: Fencing with one way entrance
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2021, 11:52:26 pm »
I wasn't even slightly interested in guinea pigs until Landroverroy used the word 'ranch'.

Now I totally want a guinea pig ranch. Even just so I can declare my profession as 'guinea pig rancher' on the next census  ;D .
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Orinlooper

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Re: Fencing with one way entrance
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2021, 05:13:04 am »
I think high quality food from good calories will be the next currency and if you can grow your own food then you can print your own currency

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Re: Fencing with one way entrance
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2021, 07:28:48 am »
I think high quality food from good calories will be the next currency and if you can grow your own food then you can print your own currency

Hardly think this works with Guinea pigs .....  do you really think you can persude the UK pubic to eat Guinea pig?  If so then dogs or cats would be much easier to keep.
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harmony

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Re: Fencing with one way entrance
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2021, 08:34:44 am »
We are thinking about renewing all our fencing with hog wire and then chicken mesh at the bottom because the current fence is failing at keeping foxes out

We are thinking about one way entrances at various points because we want rabbits and such entering but then not leaving

A bit like the entrance to a lobster crab pot non escape

I know baby foxes could possibly get through even a small hole but I doubt they would survive long separate from their mother

Has anybody heard of this before


Am I correct in thinking that you want wild rabbits to come in but not be able to get out? Isn't that potentially very distressing for a rabbit and a bio security risk to the rabbits in your pen? And distressing for any other wild animal that gets caught inside? Wont the rabbits eventually bury out?

doganjo

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Re: Fencing with one way entrance
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2021, 03:21:39 pm »
I have to be honest here.  I don't have much expertise in looking after animals other than cats, dogs(I judge those), hens and quail, but I think Orinlooper has even less !!!
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arobwk

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Re: Fencing with one way entrance
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2021, 03:45:11 pm »
I'm switching off because I just cannot understand why, Orinlooper, you are thinking about renewing fencing just to bag a few wild rabbits.  Sorry, but your various threads/posts are just not stacking up for me.  Orinlooper, get real, save yourself some money and hassle over the long term (and save the rest of us from pondering over your schemes) and go buy pre-butchered meat - that will be THE/YOUR easiest way to keep animals !!

« Last Edit: March 04, 2021, 11:35:53 pm by arobwk »

 

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