[NAFEX] Building a fence against deers
tolenio at sentex.net
Wed Apr 25 17:16:42 EDT 2007
I have only seen the flat, orange, plastic, mesh fence used as snow fence.
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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of John Smith
Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2007 3:04 PM
To: dmnorton at royaloakfarmorchard.com; North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Building a fence against deers
I have been less than thrilled with some of these
plastic mesh fences. First of all, other wildlife had
a tendency to get tangled up and thrash around until
they died (snakes, birds etc) Secondly, eventually
the deer would batter it down. A 6 foot high 4-strand
electric fence baited with tinfoil and peanut butter
for training has worked great in the year it's been up
around my backyard orchard and garden.
--- dmnorton at royaloakfarmorchard.com wrote:
> Your fence will need to be at least 8' high. Ours
> is a standard 4' wire fence with 4 electrical wires
> 1' apart above that. if the electric fence is not
> on, the deer will still get through between the 1'
> wires above 4' wire. We have actually seen one buck
> hold the wires with his antlers while the other hop
> through over the 4' fence.
> US Fence has a deer fence that can be found at
> in 7.5' and 10' heights. another type of fence is
> found at
> Hope this helps!
> Dennis Norton
> Royal Oak Farm Orchard
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Bassem Samaan
> To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
> Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2007 8:24 AM
> Subject: [NAFEX] Building a fence against deers
> My in-laws property is always invaded by deers.
> Unfortunately all their vegetable crops are eaten by
> the deers daily. So we tried putting a temporarily
> fence, we used the flurencent plastic fence that's
> commonly used in construction. The deers have pushed
> it down and walked right into the plantings. So this
> year we need to build a sturdy fence that can keep
> the deers and other creatures away.
> My question is how high does the fence have to be
> so the deers want jumb above it?
> We need the lowest cost possible, since the
> fencing area is 50'x50' square.
> Bass Samaan
> zone 6, Bethlehem, pa
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