AngelinaGianna Maffeo wrote:Possums are the danger at my place. Nothing like opening the door and finding your fave giant cochin hen gutted and beheaded. My rooster had been killed two weeks before. Now I have a pair of geese who patrol the yard. The other night I saw a possum on my security camera coming up the driveway toward the back yard. By the time I got out the door, down the steps and around the house the possum was coming back down the drive. Gandolf and Galadriel were at the back gate, wings open, raising hell. Cleopatra was sitting on the fence watching the whole scene play out. Pretty sure I head her purr.. "Nicely done" to the geese.
Anne Pratt wrote:
Everyone tells us that an electrified perimeter is the way to go, and some barrier from above.
Tj Jefferson wrote: I do think electricity is far far more effective than static fencing.
James Freyr wrote:Electric fence works great when 1) the energizer is not undersized and has enough oomph to hurt, 2) the energizer has adequate grounding.
... and I lost a hen to what I believe an owl. The entire neck and head were gone, severed cleanly with just 5 or 6 feathers on the ground and the body untouched. Never seen anything like it before.