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Has anyone used this? What is your review on their products? I'm going to be getting some of the netting and energizer to electrify the netting and was curious if anyone here has used it.

Thanks for any input.

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I have it and use it as a portable area for my meat birds.  I don't have the charger--we attach ours to our existing horse fence, and just rotate it.  we disengaged the bottom strand-as it kept shortin out on the grass.  The posts are durable--but do bend.  We have very strong winds here, but even with the winds it holds up quite well.  Setup and storage are easy.

We are very happy with this product, and the only concern was the fence shorting out on the grass.  After disengaging the bottom strand, though, I have absolutely no complaints.

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I am a big fan of Premier for electric fence supplies - their stuff is really high quality and they have excellent customer service and have introduced a number of really valuable products to the north american market.

I have a half-length of their poultry netting, have not used it very much yet though. (Just because of other circumstances). As long as you respect its idiosyncrasies*, it seems to be really great stuff. EXTREMELY easy to set up (I highly recommend tying corners back to additional step-in posts, to prevent sagging and wind problems), and easy to deal with. Many of their other electric fence products are higher-conductivity and longer durability than cheaper brands, I do not know for a fact whether this is true of their poultry netting but would regard it as a reasonable bet wink

(*-any electric netting needs grass kept REALLY short which means moving it regularly to mow underneath and no you cannot just use a weedwhacker with the fence still there; fence must be kept taut enough it doesn't ground out by sagging; and make sure you've got a big enough charger on it. )

JMO,

Pat

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I don't have the netting but I do have electric wire around the outside of my fence. A possum tried to dig under it and got zapped. Boy did it let out a scream. There are pictures on my BYC Page. It is 4" off the ground so I weed wack under the wire once in awhile so nothing touches the wire. I use the step-in posts. Pat is correct. Many people do not put up a large enough power supply. There are pictures of mine on my BYC Page.

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post #5 of 12

I have the netting too. Works great for meat birds, but our laying hens will not stay in it. I tie the posts back with tent stakes and string to keep them upright at the corners. We got it because our dogs where helping themselves to chicken, it solved that problem. I charge the bottom line because I don't want anything slipping under the net. But I am charging 160 ft of netting witha 20 mile weed burner fence charger so a little grass on the line does not last long.

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post #6 of 12

We bought the 48" H x 164' L poultry net from Premier.  We have had it up for over a month now and are very happy with it so far.  We use a 3 mile solar powered battery from Tractor Supply to power it as well as a hot wire around the coop.

I have 14 Barred Plymouth Rock 8 month old hens.  So far only 1 got over the fence and only did it one time.  The area we use it is fairly flat open field which made it easy to set up.  Did purchase extra support poles that helped a lot.  The fencing/posts are flexible.  The 10-25 mph winds we have been experiencing has not affected the fencing as of today.

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We have premier, the kenco and some other brand, all of it's goat fencing though, we will be buying some for chickens. it is WONDERFUL fencing, although we had to cull goats who wouldn't respect it. Once we got rid of the trouble makers we use it full time to keep them on nice green pastures and cut trails through the woods so we can fence them in to munch on all the yummies and they just love it! I'm sure chickens will enjoy it as well and it probably deterrs predation too smile

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2 Great Pyr LGD's, 2 cats, 1 BLRW banty chick, 1 silver sebright chick, 1 blue silkie, 4 EE/blk Orph chicks, 5 cucko Marans hens, 1 EE hen, 30 goats, 2 AQHA mares.
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post #8 of 12

We have Premier netting that we move  to let our chickens graze outside of the chicken tractor.  We love it and plan on getting another to expand the grazing area.

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I have three strands of their endurasoft conductor (3D-anti deer fence). It's amazingly well made and tough as nails. It's more expensive than most electrified fencing but well worth every extra penny.

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post #10 of 12

I've just installed the 48 inch premier net and it seems awfully low. Does anybody have hints on keeping them from flying out?

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