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10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>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.&nbsp; This
was with our first Andy Lee type chicken tractor &#8211; not a design I
recommend. Now we have Premier electric netting. They make a short 82 foot
length, and in 24 and 30&#8221; heights that are convenient and &#8220;step
overable&#8221;.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
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 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
 color:navy'>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">Peru</st1:country-region></span></font></st1:place><font
size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
color:navy'>, NY<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>Farm Fresh Food Club CSA&nbsp;- <a
href="http://rhomestead.com/">http://rhomestead.com</a><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>Garden fresh vegetables, organically
grown, and pastured chicken, duck, and geese</span></font><font color=navy><span
style='color:navy'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>&quot;How we eat determines, to a
considerable extent, how the world is used.&quot; - Wendell Berry</span></font><font
color=navy><span style='color:navy'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>&quot;Without power over our food, any
notion of democracy is empty.&quot; - Frances Moore Lappe</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Tahoma><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Tahoma;font-weight:bold'>From:</span></font></b><font size=2
face=Tahoma><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma'>
market-farming-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org
[mailto:market-farming-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org] <b><span style='font-weight:
bold'>On Behalf Of </span></b>david van veen<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Sent:</span></b> Tuesday, June 09, 2009 1:19
AM<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>To:</span></b> Market Farming<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Subject:</span></b> [Market-farming] Pasture
chicken run and racoons</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 face="Times New Roman"><span style='font-size:
12.0pt'>Hi everyone,<br>
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.<br>
<br>
Need ideas for preventing racoons from digging under the chicken run.<br>
<br>
Traumatized,<br>
Margaret &amp; David<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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