Electric Fencing for Foxes
Foxes and livestock are rarely a good combination – be that sheep, chickens or pet rabbits. It is wise to use fox deterrents for chickens, sheep or rabbits in order to protect them from any potential disasters. The challenge when it comes to electric fencing for foxes is their intelligence. They’re incredibly adaptive to their environment, and they won’t let a simple little fence get in their way. That’s why you need effective fox deterrent fencing to protect your livestock.
What is a good fox deterrent?
If a fox puts its mind to get into an area where there is a suitable food source – especially if it’s hungry – there aren’t many ways to stop it. They can climb. They can dig. They can work out ways to get through most obstacles, and they’re determined enough to try. So, you need something that will deter them from even trying in the first place, electric fencing and netting are the perfect option.
Electric fencing for foxes
Our standard electric fencing is extremely portable and easy to set-up, so you can create an electric fence anywhere you like. It’s easy to carry into distant fields and can be powered by batteries or small solar panels if you need to set it up somewhere away from a mains connection. It’s great for large areas like paddocks if you want to protect sheep or other livestock from fox attacks. The trick to making sure an electric fence is an effective deterrent against foxes is to have both a low bottom line and a high-top line. This way a fox will get a shock if they investigate on the ground, and a shock if they try to climb over the top. Any shocks foxes receive are minor and designed to make them think twice about coming back. They won’t harm the animals.
Electric netting for foxes
If you want to provide more comprehensive protection against foxes, then electrified netting is often the best choice. With a wire mesh covering an entire coop or rabbit hutch, there’s no way a fox can get through without getting shocked. Electric netting can also be used around a small sheep paddock. If a fox tries to go through or over, they will get shocked. For larger areas, electric netting can prove a costly option, but if you have wire mesh in place already, you could electrify that with the right equipment.
For maximum protection, you can combine both! There are lots of options to choose from. See which fox deterrent fence might be best for you here.