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wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
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Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 16 10:48 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

I'm intrigued, but completely lost. Can you explain how it works?

It appears I need to look at electric. I have just lost 14 out of the 17 large fowl from the paddock this morning. The garden bantams are fine, and one of my layers managed to escape, for once. Naturally, one of the others is a surplus cockerel (how do they know!?)

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
Posts: 7056
Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 16 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The limited space between the fence and the electric wires means that foxy will inevitable get a nice little shock whatever he tries.

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 16 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I see. Do the birds get through the bars, or can it open? Do they fit through ok?

Shan



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 16 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Birds fit through. Foxy doesn't

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 16 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I see, thank you. I keep reading that foxes fit through five inch gaps, and they do look less than that. I think my light bodied layers would fit ok. Not sure about the meat birds. It does look a good idea, though. Better than risking them getting shut out. Are the bars on the portcullis electrifyied, too?

Sorry to bombard you with questions. Foxes are rather uppermost in my mind this morning....

Shan



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 16 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nope, bars are not electrified. The intention of the bars is really to slow them down enough to get a nasty shock on the wires.

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