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macgro7

  • Joined Feb 2016
  • Leicester
Finally got an electric fence!
« on: March 12, 2022, 01:09:25 pm »
So happy that my chickens will be able to finally go out after months and months of flockdown!

After so many years I finally got my electric fence and only switched it on yesterday. Still testing!

Recently (this autumn) we have had a badger move in in our area (or maybe a badger family  :-\ ) so apart from a tone of foxes coming at day and night time, we have this to worry about too...
Growing loads of fruits and vegetables! Raising dairy goats, chickens, ducks, rabbits on 1/2 acre in the middle of the city of Leicester, using permaculture methods.

chrismahon

  • Joined Dec 2011
  • Gascony, France
Re: Finally got an electric fence!
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2022, 08:14:40 am »
So what kind of fence did you settle on @macgro7 ? Are you mains powered or moving batteries around like us? Both our neighbours have battery units which rely on solar panels for charging and both have failed in bad weather (their cattle in our garden), so if you have chosen that setup make sure you check it.

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Finally got an electric fence!
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2022, 09:11:46 am »
So happy that my chickens will be able to finally go out after months and months of flockdown!

After so many years I finally got my electric fence and only switched it on yesterday. Still testing!

Recently (this autumn) we have had a badger move in in our area (or maybe a badger family  :-\ ) so apart from a tone of foxes coming at day and night time, we have this to worry about too...
I thought that birds still had to be kept indoors

macgro7

  • Joined Feb 2016
  • Leicester
Re: Finally got an electric fence!
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2022, 09:34:13 am »
So what kind of fence did you settle on @macgro7 ? Are you mains powered or moving batteries around like us? Both our neighbours have battery units which rely on solar panels for charging and both have failed in bad weather (their cattle in our garden), so if you have chosen that setup make sure you check it.
Mains powered!

Although the machine works with both.

The fence is around 40 metres away from the house, so 1 roll of 50 meters of lead cable was perfect!
O checked it yesterday and its working!
Bought it from ebay, not the most expensive set but hopefully it will scare foxes and badgers away  :thumbsup:
I will still be locking the chickens at night...
Growing loads of fruits and vegetables! Raising dairy goats, chickens, ducks, rabbits on 1/2 acre in the middle of the city of Leicester, using permaculture methods.

doganjo

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Clackmannanshire
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Re: Finally got an electric fence!
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2022, 12:13:10 pm »
In Scotland, birds are still under cover, day and night.  Fortunately i only have four and they seem to get on OK, I give them extras, greenery etc.  I suppose looking on the bright side their little paddock is getting a chance to grow
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Finally got an electric fence!
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2022, 05:08:22 pm »
In Scotland, birds are still under cover, day and night.  Fortunately i only have four and they seem to get on OK, I give them extras, greenery etc.  I suppose looking on the bright side their little paddock is getting a chance to grow

same with mine, running the gauntlet at the door in the morning ! and playing cabbage football to stop them staring out at freshly created molehills .

doganjo

  • Joined Aug 2012
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Re: Finally got an electric fence!
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2022, 10:44:58 am »
In Scotland, birds are still under cover, day and night.  Fortunately i only have four and they seem to get on OK, I give them extras, greenery etc.  I suppose looking on the bright side their little paddock is getting a chance to grow

same with mine, running the gauntlet at the door in the morning ! and playing cabbage football to stop them staring out at freshly created molehills .
:roflanim: :roflanim: :roflanim:
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

 

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