Aviary Netting

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by dixygirl, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. dixygirl

    dixygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone use aviary netting on the roof of their runs?
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    I am planning on enclosing a fairly large garden for my ducks and it would be impractical to roof the whole thing by any other means. I already have 5 foot high welded wire all around in a circle. But I need to put something over the top. There is a wildlife sanctuary near me that has it all over the top of their cages like in the picture above. They have it really tall in the middle like 5 stories tall and peaked. But the walls are about 6-8 feet high wire caging on theirs.


    There are several vendors of it on Ebay and even advertise it as predator netting for poultry. I wonder if anyone has had any success with their bird netting on the roof at least.
     
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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Where do you get that? I've never seen it, only heard about it. I dont do ebay, so I need a commercial source.
     
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  3. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'd phone the sanctuary and get advice from them, they'll know about every predator attempt in the area; they might know where you can get a good buy, too.
     
  4. warcard

    warcard Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. dixygirl

    dixygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do you have any predators where you are? Any losses?
     
  6. warcard

    warcard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have lost 1 guinea in the past 3 years, now I don't know if that is just luck or whatever. The guinea was totally MIA, no feathers, nothing, I still think hubbie just miscounted.

    Of course he is real big about lights all over the property, and loves to urinate on stuff [​IMG] .

    As far as truly determined raccoons or such, I doubt it would hold them back, but it does keep out flying predators, dogs or such just trying to jump in, and keeps your birds in the contained area.
     
  7. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    The best defense against predators like raccoons, if you can't fence them out, is to have a seriously tough rooster. It can really make a difference.
     
  8. dixygirl

    dixygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well i just got 6 free black Australop roosters as packing peanuts with my order [​IMG] I guess they will have a purpose after all.


    I am calculating the costs though. This netting is almost $200 for a 25x50. I think i may just come out cheaper with welded wire fencing. 5'x50' is about $42. I would need 3 i think so that would be $126. Not any savings to go with a net it seems. :|
     
  9. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
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