Electric fencing urged to protect chickens from predatorsMONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is urging people raising chickens for eggs or meat to install electric fencing and take other precautions to protect their birds from predators. Forrest Hammond, Vermont's bear biologist, says last year the department received a record 167 reports of bears getting after chickens.
Chicken Fences: Chicken Wire Vs. Hardware Cloth - Backyard Poultry Add to Favorites If it's called chicken wire, it must be for chickens, right? Chicken wire is widely recognized as the hexagon shaped welded wire, commonly used on farms for various fencing needs, including for chicken fences. In the blog, Bytes Daily, Otto wrote a little explanation of chicken wire.