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gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
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Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 15 2:29 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

It is best to use a galvanised core finished wire with a PVC outer coating as the galvanise not exposed lasts several years longer than just PVC coated or just galvanised.

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 15 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

re the local youth it might be a good idea to get some of them involved.

a sense of "ownership" can do wonders for security

Mutton



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 15 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Couple of "things"
I think rabbit netting is cheaper than chicken wire (could be wrong).

We keep rabbits (and our chickens) out of what we grow with wooden frames with wire mesh on it - chicken or rabbit netting.
The wooden frames sit down onto ground level (bit of weed suppression fabric to stop grass tangling in the frames.) So far we have not had rabbits dig under. The wooden frames include one for the roof.

We started doing this in a place where our fruit bushes were eaten by deer, continued it here where the most likely problem is rabbits.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 15 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That sounds a good idea Mutton, but you need to check frequently to see if rabbits are burrowing underneath. If they are, you will need to spread or dig in some rabbit/chicken mesh to stop it happening.

Found a deer fence panel dug under yesterday, but suspect badgers, as that one hasn't been up long. They go where they want, and if we put something across their track, they just carry on over, under or through.

Slim



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Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 15 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
re the local youth it might be a good idea to get some of them involved.

a sense of "ownership" can do wonders for security


I'm certainly in agreement with the principle of this, but how do you go about implementing? Post a local ad? "Help Wanted - all youthful miscreants that may be interested in future vandalism please apply"

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