Electric Fence

Thu Jun 17, 2004 9:33 am

I have just finishe putting up a two stran electric fence, trying to keep deer out of my 17 rows of peas, so far it has done the trick. i would like to here form others who have tried this tatic to fend of deer and how successful they were?

Thu Jun 17, 2004 9:56 am

Never tried an electric fence. Is it tall enough that the deer can't jump over it :?:

I was watching GOOD EATS on the Food Network last night. The host of the show, Alton Brown, said to keep deer out of your garden, plant the herb rosemary around the perimeter...deer can't stand the smell of it....they will not walk through it nor get near it. My dad and I planted eight rows of pink-eye purple hull peas in our garden and I have seen evidence of deer browsing. Maybe I'll try the rosemary theory next year.

Fence

Thu Jun 17, 2004 10:25 am

Bottom strand is 24" off gound top stand is 42" off the ground plan on putting another strand on top at approx 50 to 60 inches..

Thu Jun 17, 2004 4:51 pm

I've seen a white-tail clear a 6ft chain link fence. All depends on how determined they are to get in. :)

Thu Jun 17, 2004 7:19 pm

I read on another forum that if you put strips of tin-foil every few feet on the electric wire loaded with peanut butter, that'll do the trick. Apperently deer love PB, and will get zapped every time they try it, thus giving them the notion that your garden is a pianful place to be. :wink:

Fri Jun 18, 2004 6:50 am

Partsman, maybe it will teach them not to eat peanut butter too! :lol:

Fri Jun 18, 2004 9:25 am

My neighbor friend has horses and the deer walk through his electric fence like it wasn't there !

Fri Jun 18, 2004 4:43 pm

parts man wrote:I read on another forum that if you put strips of tin-foil every few feet on the electric wire loaded with peanut butter,:wink:
That would sure be hard on my tongue. :lol:

Sat Jul 17, 2004 10:08 pm

Hi Charles,

I am in north central Miss. and we also have a deer problem. I have
tried, human hair and mothballs. This year I put up a three-strand
electric fence. So far, hold your breath, it is working. They wre eating
up the plants just as there were starting to bloom. Then I put up the fence
and have seen no more evidence of browsing.

We harvest one or two each season but still too many I guess.

Hope both of our fences do the trick.

Electric Fence/Radio

Tue Jul 27, 2004 5:21 pm

Put up Fence and turned on two radios tuned into local rock station, no problem with deer so far.

Tue Jul 27, 2004 9:39 pm

Ron L wrote:My neighbor friend has horses and the deer walk through his electric fence like it wasn't there !


Tell him to get a "gallagher". They are used to keep elephants out of rubber trees, wolves/coyotes away from sheep. They work!! "Course, you gotta give 'em a good ground. :wink:

Wed Jul 28, 2004 8:46 am

parts man wrote:
Ron L wrote:My neighbor friend has horses and the deer walk through his electric fence like it wasn't there !


Tell him to get a "gallagher". They are used to keep elephants out of rubber trees, wolves/coyotes away from sheep. They work!! "Course, you gotta give 'em a good ground. :wink:


Even without the gallagher, we never see elephants in the rubber trees around here. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Wed Jul 28, 2004 8:59 am

:?: OK, What the heck is a gallagher?. Unless you are talking about that Guy that smashes watermelons with a mallot practicing for disposing of elephants in Georges rubber trees. :shock:

My method of electric fence

Wed Jul 28, 2004 4:33 pm

My fence is a 5 wire version. I think it is like that used by Univ. of PA to keep deer out of their tree farms. The first strand is about 4 inches of the ground and the rest are 8 to 10 inches apart. Total height is 5 foot. As long as the battery doesn't die all goes well. Its worked well for 3 years here in Maine. Only problem is that the grass needs to be trimmed regularly as the first wire is so close to the ground.

Wed Jul 28, 2004 5:01 pm

johnbron wrote::?: OK, What the heck is a gallagher?. Unless you are talking about that Guy that smashes watermelons with a mallot practicing for disposing of elephants in Georges rubber trees. :shock:


Yo! JB - check this out:

http://www.gallagherusa.com/productcategories.htm