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March 10th, 2016

I spent some time yesterday afternoon putting up the electric net fences around the chickens. We lost a chicken to a coyote last week, so they’ve been locked in their coop/run.
electric net fence
I have a love/hate relationship with these fences. I love that they keep the birds safe, I hate putting them up and moving them. After a frustrating hour, they were up, at least I can leave them as is for a month or so. I am glad the chickens can now be out running around and doing what they love to do.

Do you have a love/hate relationship with any product?

4 Comments to “Love/Hate”
  1. Hilary on March 10, 2016 at 8:21 am

    I agree! We don’t have chickens right now but I was thinking of getting some again this year. We lost our dog in January so I’m very nervous because he was our main chicken protector! We would only move the fencing a few times a year but we gave them a huge area to play in. But my husband hated fence moving day! Happy chicken keeping!

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  2. Victoria on March 10, 2016 at 11:59 am

    How high are your fences? Don’t they try and fly out?

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  3. Sam on March 11, 2016 at 12:40 am

    Yes- our stove!!! It has been all things considered a great stove with nice features, but it’s been falling apart piece by piece lately. The most recent glitch is with the touch pad (the “brains”), which means we’re relegated to stovetop cooking for a few days until we can get the new part. This is why I like mechanical versus electronic things… : )

    Those type fences are solar-powered, right? Do you have any trouble with them not having enough power on cloudy days?

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  4. Nebraska Dave on March 13, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Susy, no product hate here but just the pesky raccoons that keep eating my sweet corn. I tried sharing and letting them have there own patch but the greedy little buggers got it all. It’s become a challenge now and not at all about eating sweet corn. If this year’s six foot wooden fence, the four foot chicken wire fence, the three strands of electrical wire, and the life traps don’t keep them out then next year will be a full on complete sweet corn cage. I’m determined to defeat the little rascals. I’ve got three raised beds completed that are four foot by 28 feet for growing sweet corn completed. The path ways need one more load of mulch to complete mulching the paths. Then the erection of the four foot chicken wire fence will begin. I have confidence that by August I’ll be sinking my teeth into a juicy ear of sweet corn. :-)

    Have a great chicken protecting day.

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