You came here because you’re rightly asking, “Why get a deer fence kit?” Well, while we’re at it, why get any kit? Clearly, the world is full of them: first aid kits, asbestos test kits, gardening kits, Happy Hour cocktail kits, tooth whitening kits, weekend survival kits, kits for making metal sheds, the list is endless. Back about a century ago the Ford Motor Company even devised a kit for making a small truck that was light enough to be “picked up” with a horse and wagon and taken to the owner’s place for assembly – hence the origin of the term “pickup truck”.
In essence we get kits because they provide a good way of dealing with things desired but unfamiliar. That means kits should be designed by experts. They should come with a good set of operating or assembly instructions. They should cost about the same as their parts bought separately. And they should offer the buyer a wide range of choices answering most needs.
Fences to keep deer out qualify for kits because they’re a bit strange. At heart they’re simple, not so complex as metal sheds or pickup trucks. But they do involve unfamiliar parts, and those parts must be assembled right. So metal deer fence kits should be designed by people who know their way around deer fences.
They should come with full installation instructions. They should be affordable. And they should give the buyer a wide range of choice—including a good choice of accessories including things like gates, corner and end braces, top support wires, and extra posts for snow and other tough conditions.
Despite the three tongue-in-cheek images that follow, McGregor Fence takes its kits seriously. Those who design our kits have been involved with deer fences for over 20 years. Each kit comes with detailed written instructions–supplemented by our videos, the best in the business, that show the complete installation process. We make our kits affordable, with the lowest prices available anywhere. And we vary our kits enough to give customers a wide range of choice—not a bizarre range of choice but one that covers most common needs in terms of length, height, type of fencing, and accessories.
Deer Fence Kit Accessories
This brings us to accessories (gates, braces, support wires, extra posts, and tools). These are sometimes included in the kit, sometimes sold separately, and sometimes offered (like ours) on the same page as the kit. We offer one tool (the manual post driver used to install posts without sleeves) with each of our 7-foot kits that keep deer out. We also offer extra posts (for dealing with tough conditions, including heavy deer pressure and snow loading) with all kits; a bottom (rabbit and woodchuck) barrier with each poly kit; a top support wire with all but the welded wire kits; corner and end braces with all kits; and gates with all kits.
Braces and Gates
The braces and gates need some explaining. The braces offered by some vendors are large posts with side supports. These are quite expensive. The braces we offer use earth anchors arranged so that no cables hang outside the fence line. These are both affordable and cost-effective. We offer them with all our deer exclusion kits and recommend them for most fences over a hundred feet long.
Our gates are kits themselves. That is, they come disassembled. They provide nearly all the items needed–including side support posts, elbows and pipes for the gate door, fasteners, turnbuckles, hinges, latches, and good pictorial assembly instructions. Allow an hour or so for assembly, a bit more if you are putting the support posts in cement footings.
Getting back to our fence kits, as you can see these kits for keeping deer out are not complex—nothing like Ford’s pickup truck. They simply offer the advantage of having been thought out ahead of time. They may not be so complete as Ford’s kit—because you may need one or more accessories, and what you choose in that regard is up to you. But without your having to get a custom quote, or, alternatively, without having to use our parts list and muddle through, these kits offer a clear path to finding the right deer fence and getting what you need.