Posted: March 24, 2012 Filed under: 3. Food Security | Tags: day range chickens, electronet, farm hack, reuse
We use electronet to protect our day ranging chickens from the almost-daily visits from coyotes. Great product, but a bit of a hassle to move by yourself.
Just watched the WA state series of farm hack videos and saw this idea of using salvage lawnmower as a spool for the fence as well as a holder for the fence’s solar suitcase. Going to find a freecycle lawnmower now…brilliant idea!
Posted: January 12, 2011 Filed under: 3. Food Security | Tags: birds of prey, day range chickens, layers
Regularly losing chickens to our regularly visiting birds of prey (osprey, eagle, hawks, and the occasional falcon) we’ve changed our day-ranging setup again. Again. Sigh.
Condensed the electronet by 70% and added a roof via rebar +
deer fencing mesh fabric from golf ranges. It is lightweight, fast/easy to move, and might become the electronet’s new BFF. Which would make it mine, too.