Posted by ZANE on January 19, 2013 at 13:48:06 from (126.96.36.199):
In Reply to: OT electric fence posted by Britcheflee on January 19, 2013 at 08:30:55:
That charger will keep the Coons out of the chicken house or pen but it can kill them too.
It is a continious charge that will paralize and electrocute anything that gets on it and is grounded at the same time. I believe it could kill a man if he got into it and the charge crossed his heart.
I have one around my chicken pen about an inch away from the chicken wire and about six inches above the ground. The wire is also a ground. It has killed lots of rats. One of my free ranging roosters that was fighting with the one in the pen and he got across the hot wire. I got him off but he died a couple of days later. It also killed an owl that was trying to get in the chicken pen one night. A chicken snake can get across it too and become paralized but if I turn off the power it will come alive and crawl off. That is unless it has swallowed a half grown chicken!!
If kids are to be around the wire I would not have it.
The best kind are the ones that pulse a high voltage that can jump a gap of an inch or so. They will keep anything out but won't kill.
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