R. Steele wrote:Hi Andrew,
Animals need to be trained to electric fences and electric netting, for the fencing to work. Its mostly the psychological aspect of the barrier that keeps them in, which requires training. If the lambs weren’t raised in electric fencing, you will have to train them. To do this, you can put up your regular fencing as a physical barrier, then on the inside, as closly to the fence line as possible, put up your electrical netting. Set aside the time to watch them interacting with the fence, so in case of entanglement , you can respond to free them. It won't take to many times of them interacting with the fence, before they learn not to touch it. Sometimes you can encourage this interaction with the fence, by putting something by the fence that will get them curious. Once they are trained to the electric fence you wont have issues. If you buy lambs from someone who already uses electric netting, it will avoid this issue, and it also helps if the lambs are from the same herd, to be previously bonded as herd mates.
Hope that helps!