Since my two mischievous goats discovered the fun of getting into the chicken coop, they are routinely breaking down the electric fence posts and invading foreign territory. We went out for the afternoon and came home to find them lounging comfortably in the chicken run. The rooster was frustrated, standing outside in the light rain, unable to do a thing about it.
I am stumped over how to prevent this anymore. The fence they are breaking down is the temporary one we use to divide the pasture into two alternate grazing areas. The posts are plastic and they have broken two of them to bits as they stomped their way through the barrier. I haven’t seen them doing it so I don’t know why the electric charge doesn’t faze them.
They were both clearly very proud of themselves and came to meet me at the fence to show off their accomplishment. It’s hard to get too mad at those adorable faces, but I’ve got to find a solution or I’ll have to start closing the door and penning the hens in their chicken run instead of giving them freedom during the day. Then, what will be the next game for the goats to master?