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judith



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 11 10:43 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Hots wrote:
I have electric sheep netting around my veg plot to keep the bunnies off, is that what you want to know?


Never heard of people doing that before. How well did it work?

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 11 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If your sheep get clever, kill them. We've got 46 of someones sheep on our land at the moment, one of them has been getting put through the 3 strand electric fence. Same one every time, always goes back in when you approach it. This morning he headed out and was followed by another 9 of his chums.

tahir



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 11 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

judith wrote:
Hots wrote:
I have electric sheep netting around my veg plot to keep the bunnies off, is that what you want to know?


Never heard of people doing that before. How well did it work?


That's what we ended up doing, worked well

judith



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 11 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Don't they simply go underneath?

tahir



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 11 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

judith wrote:
Don't they simply go underneath?


The rabbits? They didn't here

Rob R



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 11 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

When we put up poultry netting for the first time we had two occasions where hedgehogs were balled up when they'd touched the wire - the first one was dead, the second pootled off after I turned the fence off for a while - anyone else had this experience? I haven't had any do it since (2009).

tahir



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 11 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We've never seen a hedgehog here

Melli-Jane



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Location: East Sussex
PostPosted: Thu May 05, 11 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hi- just picked this thread up...yes we have caught two hedgehogs and a toad in our poultry netting, going to switch it off and use single lines around it instead as it kills more than it deters and is a real pain to use.

We have various set ups on smallholding - stranded steel wire for the pigs and footpath perimeter with tensioners, normal plastic wire for everwhere else. My OH is an electronics engineer and runs it all from an energiser linked into a solar panel from Maplins with some batteries. If you are still interested I can take some pics.... for pigs we run the wire at about 4-6 inches off the ground at nose height and for the goats we have stock fencing and then run two rows one 3 inches above the stock fence and another 4-5 inches above that, keeps em in and predators out! For the chickens, 2 rows - one at nose height for foxes/dogs, another about 10 inches higher at jumping height. All works brilliantly and no losses to date...

Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 11 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That would be excellent - ta.
A.

Duckhead



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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 11 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I went to buy an electric fence today. The chap in the shop was more clueless than me. He suggested I save the price of an energiser and just put wire to battery So, he is getting some differant energisers in next week, there were only two of the more expensive ones left, I want cheap.

I am going to buy the energiser, a battery and some 6" ish tape, as opposed to wire strands. I won't buy posts or clips as i can fashion something from the woods.

Would you like me to write about how I get on? It may be fun.

Oh, we are buying it so we can move the pigs around the place.

Cheers

RichardW



Joined: 24 Aug 2006
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Location: Llyn Peninsular North Wales
PostPosted: Wed May 11, 11 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Duckhead wrote:
I won't buy posts or clips as i can fashion something from the woods.



You do know that wood is not a good insulator? I know we are always told that it is but outside & with the high voltages it will leak the power.

Duckhead



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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 11 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

RichardW wrote:
Duckhead wrote:
I won't buy posts or clips as i can fashion something from the woods.



You do know that wood is not a good insulator? I know we are always told that it is but outside & with the high voltages it will leak the power.


No I didn't know, plastic clips it is then.

Thank you for that.

RichardW



Joined: 24 Aug 2006
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 11 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Just for total clarity there are some wooden posts (Electro-Wood) that dont need insulator except for very long runs as the posts have been treated.

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