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    Winter Time Electric Netting or Wire Fencing?

    Thank you both for your replies. This is very helpful and it makes me rethink my plan for using poultry netting.
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    Winter Time Electric Netting or Wire Fencing?

    I'm trying to set up a winter- time run for my chickens. They are typically in an a-frame chicken tractor but for winter, we need to park it and set up a fence around it. Originally, I was thinking of going with Premier 1 poultry netting but my brother told me that in the winter, any snow will...
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    Chicken Run for Winter - A-Frame Chicken Tractor

    I meant to attach a picture of the tractor.... We have plans to put polycarbonate where all the fencing is, except for some for ventilation - will remove the tarp. This will shield them from the elements and allow sunlight in so should help with heating it too. The run is 80 sq feet but I...
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    Electric poultry netting question

    Thanks for posting back - this will help me if I decide to go that route.
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    Chicken Run for Winter - A-Frame Chicken Tractor

    Thanks! We are in mid-Missouri. We get colder than NC where you are but not a whole lot of snow most years. Last year, definitely more than usual. What electric fencing do you have? I was also thinking of these benefits as well. My husband, understandably, is looking at the $$. Like many...
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    Chicken Run for Winter - A-Frame Chicken Tractor

    We use an A-Frame Chicken Tractor (coop up top) for our hens but in the winter, we need to park it and add additional space for them to have a run (I think). So now is the time for us to decide how to go about this. My husband wants to repurpose fencing materials we have already and use...
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    Afraid to let my girls free range- and that was our plan from the beginning!

    After just losing 8 of my 19 last night to one predator, I will not free range mine again. We were only doing it for a couple of hours each night (they are in an A-Frame Chicken Tractor all day that's awesome), thinking it would be ok. Something took their heads off and only 1 was fully...
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    8 Chickens Dead With Heads Off!

    Thank you both. I'm grateful that I still have my 11 girls left. I'm going to look into getting a trap. We'll also be locking our hens up as soon as they are in at night and they won't be free ranging unless we are out there, so not very often.
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    8 Chickens Dead With Heads Off!

    Feeling really sad and stupid right now. We live on a 2 acre fenced in property. Our 19 girls have been in a chicken tractor most of the day, to be let out in the evening for free ranging 1-2 hours. We lock up after dark. Kids went out this morning and found 8 dead chickens, each in...
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