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  • Joined Sep 2009
  • Rathfriland, Co.Down
New pen
« on: July 19, 2010, 11:01:56 pm »
I am putting up a new pen using those builders fencing panels- 11ft long and 7ft high in an effort to keep foxy out. How deep should i bury the bottom rung to put foxy off digging under?


  • Joined Jun 2010
  • Somerset
    • Millers Of Sedgemoor
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Re: New pen
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2010, 11:20:26 pm »
I would suggest a single run of wire along the top of the fence. Also concider a single run of electric wire at the bottom, it will go some way to deter digging and may be help putting them off trying to climb the fence, they're pretty nimble.

Ill be honest if they want to get in, they probably will, but deterrents are always a god idea and by no means a waste of time; will be interested to see other suggestions.


  • Joined May 2010
  • Birmingham
    • Knight Pet Supplies
Re: New pen
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2010, 12:45:23 am »
I saw a fox jump a 6 foot fence from a standing start so something flimsy like netting 'angled out' might be an option.

Ian (me), Diane (my wife) and 4 dogs. Ollie (Lab mix) , Quest (Malamute), Gazer and Boris (Leonbergers)


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