Chicken Update – Keep Your Electric Fence HOT!!!

I think something got into my chicken yard and caused a bunch of problems.  There were not any eggs left, just shells and one of the hens looked pretty tore up, I’m not sure she will live.  We have been getting a lot rain lately and it has been hard to keep the electric fence up and running.  The GFCI breaker that the fence charger is on keeps tripping when it rains.  The electric fence is what protects my birds from ground based predictors as I have more of a shelter than a fully enclosed coop.  I’m going to have to be more diligent about making sure fence is on and hot.

My fence charger does have the option for a 12v input so maybe I should start running it off of a deep cycle battery.  But then I have to worry about periodically charging it.

Author: Jerry Ward

Working on creating a 10 acre urban homestead in S.E. Michigan. To pay the bills I work as a product manager/business analyst in the IT field. Now the admin of Save Our Skills