If they're too hungry nothing but a shotgun will stop them; however, I've had good results with Liquid Fence - it uses putrescent egg solids to keep them away. I was just thinking of asking here if anyone's used it to keep their goats from nibbling newly planted trees on the occasions they escape.
Location: Currently in Lake Stevens, WA. Home in Spokane
posted 6 years ago
Joe, I think you hit the nail on the head with this:
I would guess that if they are hungry enough, they'll still eat.
Personally, I have never used any of the liquids. I have met people who claim they work great.
And I have met those who tell me that the liquids are useless.
If you have lush, green fields, and it is dry and barren beyond your fence, I don't believe anything would keep them away. By the same token, I know people who have spread nice seed mixtures beyond their fences, and seldom see the deer on the inside of the fence...they are provided with plenty of food outside.