Retraining to electric fence

Discussion in 'Sheep' started by lilachill, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. lilachill

    lilachill Well-Known Member

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    The flock of 4 has been sheared and I had hoped the 2 that go between the wires would be retrained to the fence, unfortunately this is not the case. Any hints for teaching respect for the fence?
    The problem sheep is very skittish, the only one not hand-manageable.
    The fence is hot, I did test it.
    Thanks
     
  2. Slev

    Slev Well-Known Member Supporter

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    either more wires would be my suggestion, or .... I use electro-net fencing. I really like it and it keeps my sheep in, ...and I don't even plug it in unless I have to. Good luck
     

  3. Sprout

    Sprout Well-Known Member

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    Hose them down, even slick sheared wool offers some insulation. Make sure no weeds are touching or overgrown under the wire this will draw the current through the plants and not through your sheep. Also hose down the area under the fence wet soil conducts better.
     
  4. John Hill

    John Hill Grand Master

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    Hang something tasty on the live wire!

    Run another wire, even an earth wire midway between your live wires, they wont be able to get their head so far in before getting jolt and the earth wire will intensify the effect.