Fencing and Animal Control

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Old 11-14-07, 11:03 PM
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Fencing and Animal Control

Two years ago my wife and I bought some property, unfortunately there was a water source that was running through the property that had washed out under the existing fence. We had all sorts of animals that had terrorized my family. What would be the best way to block that space and keep the water flowing? Without the same result of washing the ground out at another place?
 
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Old 11-15-07, 05:53 AM
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Erosion

Rip-rap the shore line to reduce erosion. (Rip-rap is a layer of rock the size of grapfruit to basketball placed along the shoreline of the stream.) Use an electric fence to deter unwanted animals. Good luck with your project.
 
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the only problem with putting an electric wire up is that my daughter is only a year old, I don't want to take the chance of her getting to close and falling into the wire. Would there happen to be a way to just put the rip-rap down then maybe place a retaining wall of rocks of some sort to where the water could still travel through and still be able to keep the animals out?
 
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Old 11-16-07, 07:07 AM
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Fence

I whole-heartedly agree with you. You should not use an electric fence around a small child.

What animals are you trying to keep out?

I have seen hanging fence segments over running streams which can swing up to allow the water to pass through when the stream is swollen from heavy rain. These swinging fence segments will also catch debris being carried during flooding.
 
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Old 11-17-07, 06:40 AM
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Mainly dogs, they are my neighbors dogs, so I really don't want to shoot them.

See, I live in the country to where if the dogs are terrorizing neighbor's or their kids, you are allowed to shoot the animals, if it becomes a threat.

The hanging fence segments seem like that would be a good idea, but would it help where the fence goes straight across, where the bank of the creek starts to go down. I would say that it drops from the middle of the fence down about 4 feet or so. I'm really not able to tell the exact length, I'm currently in Afghanistan.

Would the segments work if sometimes there wouldn't be alot of water. Like just a runoff from the properties next to me?
 
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Old 11-17-07, 01:58 PM
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Swinging Fence Segment

I have posted a diagram on Photobucket to try to explain what I am suggesting. The swinging segment is hinged horizontally along the bottom of the fence on something like a piece of metal pipe. I hope this will help.

http://s204.photobucket.com/albums/b...ce_Barrier.jpg
 
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I looked at the link, I think that will help alot, thank you.

Billy
 
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