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sean

Electric Fencing Article...

We haven't got one and it's one of the things that people ask about all the time. Could one of the people who uses the stuff write one? Please?
Rob R

I would offer, but I don't actually know that much about pig fencing, which I reckon most people will be looking for.
Treacodactyl

Articles can always be from multiple authors or even multi-article. Poultry netting is another area that I bet plenty of members would be interested in.
alison

Good idea.

Even pictures of how to set up the energiser would be good. We made a rubbish job the first time we did it.
Cathryn

I agree, it would have been useful for me as well but I'm not using any at the moment (because I still get completely fed up when I have to put it up). If it would be useful I could take photos of the tapes, energiser and stakes that I use as I think they are not quite the normal ones.
Jo S

I'll browse my photo archives, see what I've got.

Red Cross, b-minus is how I remembered which way round to connect it (not being an electrical genius Wink )
Jo S

I looked. I have no such photos.
Penny Outskirts

I could do some about my set up
sean

Probably the best way. If people can take pics and write a bit about what set-up they use and its pros and cons then we can wrangle the whole thing into a coherent literary masterpiece. Possibly. I think .
Penny Outskirts

then we can wrangle the whole thing into a coherent literary masterpiece. Possibly. I think .


Shocked

Coherant would be good....
sean

Judith just volunteered to do the wrangling. In my world. Wink
Penny Outskirts

Judith just volunteered to do the wrangling. In my world. Wink


Ah, we may reach slighty past coherent then... in your world
Hots

I have electric sheep netting around my veg plot to keep the bunnies off, is that what you want to know?
Tried a solar powered energiser that was not a lot of good, now have a battery powered thingy that I've borrowed from the gamekeeper.
He uses it to power up the wire around the pheasant pens.
Sheep netting (cheap) doesn't have enough posts, needed to buy extras from Ebay.
I guess it maybe OK if your land is totally flat.
alison

That would be great.

We need loads of photos from people, with loads of different set ups, then we can cobble something together.
judith

Judith just volunteered to do the wrangling. In my world. Wink

Am in a rather sunny mood this morning, so happy to do any necessary wrangling.
judith

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

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

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

Don't they simply go underneath? tahir

Don't they simply go underneath?

The rabbits? They didn't here
Rob R

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

We've never seen a hedgehog here Melli-Jane

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

That would be excellent - ta.
A.
Duckhead

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 Surprised 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

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

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

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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