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Upgrading elctric fence Charger (suggestions welcomed)

 
Craig Dobbelyu
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Looking to upgrade my charger for the Poultry Netting I have. Ideally I'd like it as hot as I can get it without going crazy on my wallet. Suggestions

I'm currently running 3 lengths of Electric Poultry Netting with a DC Patriot Charger. The max juice I'm getting to the fence is just about 3000v. I'll be adding more fence to the paddock as I've expanded the flock and added 2 pigs to the mix. As it stands, they munch/trample down that area in about a week. That's fine, I don't mind moving them but my problem is that the younger birds (10 weeks old) can still fit through the fence and are not getting the shock due to being so small and well insulated by feathers. The pigs and bigger hens are getting the zap so it's working well for them. I'm just getting tired of seeing chickens in the fall forage crops, tearing up the pumpkin flowers.

What would be the best DC charger for the fence and the birds?
Any one got a way to increase the ZAP for the younger birds?
Most of them stay in on their own accord but a few have an urge to be on the other side no matter what. I think it's just a defiance thing. They are making it easy to make selections for freezer camp though.

 
luke allen
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A coupe questions about the fence you are using.
Who makes it and what is the model information.
Secondly is the fence a positive/negative style with alternating positive and negative lines.
Or is it the hot fence with a connection made through the animal to the ground?

thanks
Luke
 
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