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The grass is always greener on the other side ;)
I would recomend scrapping the barbed wire and investing in either hot tape or a hot wire- they won't mess with it if its hot!
Running electric through the existing fence is not as easy as it sounds- if the barbed wire is wrapped around posts or touching anything, it will just ground it out. It would be better in the long run to replace it, as barbed wire can cause so many injuries!
If you keep it electric for a few weeks, you may be able to get away with turning it off after that, at least for a while.
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