Well that’s the $64,000 question for me. As seen in the picture above, they are inside the wires so I assume maybe the inexpensive fencer I have just isn’t powerful enough?
I’ll readily admit I know precious little about electric fencing short of hooking it up to make it work.
I’m willing to buy a bigger more robust unit if it will get the job done.
Here’s what I used.
So you can see it’s just about the smallest one the farm store had. I want to say $40ish.
So I don’t know if you can zoom the picture, but it says “Controls up to 4 acres - .15 Joule”
It energizes the wires, but maybe not hot enough?
This year I bought a bunch of these plastic step-in posts that have spacing as follows from the bottom up: 4.75", 2.75", 4.25" and 4.75".
So I stopped the wire on the 4th rung which was around 16-17" off the ground.
When it became clear to me that the fence wasn’t slowing them down much, I added a second fence inside the first, and on a couple trees I even went as far as to set posts closer to the trunk and wrap a piece of chicken wire around it and attach a hot wire.
But it’s just maddening. They get up there and break limbs too. Just getting too fat off my peaches!!!
Anyway, I guess I’ll try a couple things differently next year. Maybe a bigger fencer, and maybe go back to the steel posts with insulators so I can get the wires tighter. These plastic posts bust bend when you try to get the next level tight and if ya do, it’ll loosen the strand you just did so…