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Best All-In-One Poultry Fencing Kit?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by HJECG, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. HJECG

    HJECG Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, after tons of research, and after talking to people with various kinds of fences for their chickens, I've decided to buy one of the all-in-one poultry net fence kits to put up with my coop. They come in a roll with the stakes already attached to the fence. Some are electrifiable if you also buy and connect a hotbox, while others are not. I've only found one brand (Omlet) that comes with an actual gate built in, but it's way more expensive per foot than any other brand I've looked at.

    I'm hoping that some of y'all may have tried one of these fencing kits for your own chickens, and that you might be able to offer me your feedback on the pros and cons of a particular brand. The brands I've found and am considering are:

    Omlet
    Premier1
    FastFence
    Power Wizard

    Has anyone tried a fence kit from one of these vendors? If so, did you/do you like it, and would you buy it again?

    Thanks!

    Wendy
     
  2. JackE

    JackE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After a couple of daytime fox attacks, I had to do something, or the fox would have put me out of the chicken business. I use Premier's Perma-net found in the link below. I started out with 300', and liked it so much, I went and bought 300' more. It has been up close to 2yrs now, and my birds have had no more fox(Or stray dog) problems. I have my fence powered by a 110VAC charger I also got from Premier (The Kube). It maxes out my fence tester at 7000Vs, I think its a bit higher. Premier sells a gate kit if you want, I just untie and pull up a corner section to get in and out. I would recommend and would buy the fence again myself. Customer support is good, and shipping is fast.

    http://www.premier1supplies.com/fencing.php?mode=detail&fence_id=93
     
  3. HJECG

    HJECG Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! This is great info. People really do seem to love the Premier1 products.
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I got premier1 and very happy with the quality , had 100 feet, but another 100 feet.
     
  5. LazyOakes

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    I have the Premier1 PoultryNet Plus with a solar charger and I really like it. I plan to get another 100' this spring. I don't have their gate, but find it easy enough to step over the fence (just make sure it's off!). I provide plenty of cover to help protect against hawks, and have a rooster for extra warning. The main issue I had initially was that the hens would sometimes fly out, and once one flew out, they all decided they wanted to fly out too. I ended up having to clip their wings to keep them in. I have a big problem with foxes here, but have had no losses as long as the chickens stayed inside the fence.

    You do have to keep the grass short under the fence for the best charge, but I move it often enough to provide fresh grass that it isn't a problem.

    You also can't use the electric fence in the snow, so need to have a different solution for the winter, as the non-electrified netting is no match for most predators.
     
  6. Alex41

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    That's one of those things you only do once! Then fall down ON the fence as you continually get zapped...... I could just imagine seeing a video of this on YouTube.

    :eek:

    Thanks for the laugh,
    Alex
     
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  7. HJECG

    HJECG Out Of The Brooder

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    I think I've narrowed my choice down to either Premier1 PoultryNet Plus or Premier1 PermaNet Plus. There's a $50 price difference per 100 ft roll (with PermaNet Plus being the more expensive) so I'm wondering whether any BYCers have tried one or both of these specific products & have an opinions as to whether it's worth spending the extra $50 on the PermaNet Plus.

    Thanks!

    Wendy
     
  8. sarahandbray

    sarahandbray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wondering if anyone answered you, Wendy...trying to make my final purchase this week of PoultryNet....wondering if I can get away with the basic system!!
     

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