[Market-farming] Pasture chicken run and racoons

Margaret L. Wilson booldawgs at frontiernet.net
Wed Jun 10 00:17:30 EDT 2009


Hmmm, not sure how I replied without intending too.  But since I did,  I could not run this farm without my 3 LGDs and Premier fencing
Margaret
http://farfarawayfarm.blogspot.com/
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Margaret L. Wilson 
  To: Market Farming 
  Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2009 9:05 PM
  Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Pasture chicken run and racoons



  Margaret
  http://farfarawayfarm.blogspot.com/
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Beth Spaugh 
    To: 'Market Farming' 
    Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2009 8:38 AM
    Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Pasture chicken run and racoons


    We got a cheap electric fence charger, screwed electric fence insulators to the bottom of the frame about 3 inches (above mowing height) and ran a strand of electric fence wire around the outside, maybe 3 inches off the ground and 3 to 4 inches out from the frame.  This was with our first Andy Lee type chicken tractor - not a design I recommend. Now we have Premier electric netting. They make a short 82 foot length, and in 24 and 30" heights that are convenient and "step overable".

     

    Beth Spaugh

    Rehoboth Homestead, Peru, NY

    Farm Fresh Food Club CSA - http://rhomestead.com

    Garden fresh vegetables, organically grown, and pastured chicken, duck, and geese

     

    "How we eat determines, to a considerable extent, how the world is used." - Wendell Berry

     

    "Without power over our food, any notion of democracy is empty." - Frances Moore Lappe


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    From: market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of david van veen
    Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2009 1:19 AM
    To: Market Farming
    Subject: [Market-farming] Pasture chicken run and racoons

     

    Hi everyone,
    We just built our pasture chicken run, put the new layer pullets (5 wks) in there and bang, the racoons got three of them! The racoon(s) dug underneath the frame to seemingly pull them out.

    Need ideas for preventing racoons from digging under the chicken run.

    Traumatized,
    Margaret & David



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