Not sure where to put this, this topic has the most activity so I thought I would try here. WHat are you thoughts on electric fence? My intended use will be multi purpose, keep critters (mostly deer) out of my garden, rotational grazing, and rotational pasturing of poultry, and maybe pigs in the future. How are the electric netting type fences, much problem with them shorting against grass or weeds around the bottom? I want something portable, mostly because I rent and want to be able to take it with me when I buy a place of my own.
I use electric fence for internal pasture fences. Polywire is extremely easy to use and effective for cows and pigs. Electronetting is more of a pain to move, and to keep from shorting out, and is a lot more expensive. It is necessary for poultry, sheep, goats. Deer really depend on your region, for me, only a tall permanent fence will exclude them from a garden. If you can use polywire for your objectives, it is highly reccomended. A good source is premier1.com Gallagher makes quality products.