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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:06 pm 
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Dapper Duck
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Hi,
Has anyone tried using an electric fence run down low around the outside of a fowl house to keep foxes from digging under?
I was just thinking it might be worth trying.
I know there are other ways of trying to keep them out, but I like to experiment.
I know Foxes are out and about during the day, but I've only ever seen them around here at night, so I was thinking of using a photoelectric cell to bring the fence on when it gets dark.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:29 pm 
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Proud Rooster
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Electric fences are very effective in applications like this as foxes will always come in contact as they approach to burrow under the pen. Once a fox has been kicked by the fence it will probably avoid it for months.
The fence energizers don't draw a lot of current but a time switch or photoelectric cell would control it without any problems.
Mains powered energizers are more reliable and cost effective in the long term if that is an option.


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