Electric Fences for Free-Range Chickens and Pastured Poultry
I have found that the best way of containing free-range chickens and pastured broilers is with electric fences. Electric fencing keeps the chickens in and the predators out.
Predator control is especially important to me, because I have been almost put out of business by predation several times. If it weren't for the techniques described here, I wouldn't have any chickens today.
Electric fences are also much less expensive and easier to set up than alternative methods of confining them.
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