Fence For Around Pond

townsendJune 7, 2007

We are troubled by a blue herrin that is trying to eat our fish. After 3 years, I feel that it is time to fence in our pond. The pond measures 18 x 14. I'd like to see pictures of fences that other people have used. Is there a solution that looks natural? Thank you.

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Just pit a string of electric wire around it.Only thing is he probably will know.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2007 at 7:08AM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

My husband modified a Fishock electric fence by using bamboo poles for the uprights and copper tubing instead of the wire. A wire leads from the transformer and wraps around the copper. It works great and looks nicer than the green plastic poles and wire.

Fishock fences are available at Petco and Petsmart and are lower voltage and safer than livestock fencing which can give quite a jolt.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2007 at 9:53PM
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nancyd(5/Rochester, NY)

I've heard from others that a fence won't necessarily do the trick - some birds have been known to fly directly into a pond or sit on the fence and glide in that way. There are very few hard and fast rules for herons. Each bird seems to be different. Our pond is approximately your size and we decided to use a net overnight and when we're not home. I fought it for a long time, but it's really not that bad. The only thing we have to avoid using are very tall plants. It's the only thing that worked on a very persistent heron and gave us peace of mind.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2007 at 11:36AM
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I want to protect kids from falling in my small pond but I don't want to keep small animals away from water's edge, like rabbits and badgers and ducks with babies. If I put a wire fence with metal poles about 10 inches above the ground would that work? Or would other probelms occur that I haven't thought of?

    Bookmark   May 29, 2011 at 9:49PM
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I have a Scarecrow Motion Activated Water Sprinkler (http://www.safepetproducts.com/scarecrow-motion-sprinkler.html0. This keeps away everything when turned on.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2011 at 8:35PM
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