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There a many types of fences available that are specifically designed for livestock and farm animals. A chicken wire fence is a special wire fence made with a small cutout pattern. This is typically used as a fence for chickens because it protects the poultry from rodents or other predators, while providing adequate sunshine and fresh air for the animals.
A chicken wire fence is made from steel or other metal. This material is woven together to form a mesh fence form that is difficult to eat or chew. It is available in multiple patterns including squares, circles, or zigzags and is normally unpainted.
When designing a fence area, it is important to determine the dimensions that will be fenced before beginning the project. This is best accomplished by staking out the fence area with small wooden stakes and using a measuring tape to determine the total fence needed. These measurements should be used as a guide when buying the necessary chicken wire fence material for the project.
A wire fence requires fence poles to hold the mesh fence into place. These fence poles should be attached to the chicken wire fence with wire tie ends. It is a good practice to include a wire tie end at 1-foot (30.48-cm) increments. This will provide structural support for the meshed fence material.
A garden fence is a fence designed to keep wildlife away from planted fruits and vegetables. A chicken wire fence is a good option for a garden fence because it is easy to install and manage. These fences can be made at an optimal height to enable the gardener easy entry while keeping small animals away.
A chicken wire fence can also be used as an electrically charged barrier for larger animals. This is accomplished by connecting an electric wire to the metal fence. This wire is then connected to a power supply from a building or home. An electric fence can be dangerous for humans and should always be marked with warning signs.
Many predators can penetrate a wire fence by digging under the fenced area. This risk can be mitigated by creating a large trench around the dimensions of the fence. The wire fence can then be inserted into the trench area and buried to the fence pole height. This will make the fence more difficult to infiltrate because a wire mesh will be uncovered after several feet of digging.