Electric netting

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by sgarrison, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. sgarrison

    sgarrison Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone have experience with the electric poultry netting? Not as a permanent run, but just to give the girls a safe place for the day....
     
  2. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love mine! It's easy to move, and keeps most of them in [​IMG] It won't protect from ariel predators of course.
     
  3. Clay In Iowa

    Clay In Iowa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Which is why I have a shotgun. SSS [​IMG]
     
  4. DonnaBelle

    DonnaBelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have electric poultry netting fence from Kencove. It is of high quaility and easy to put up. Believe me predators (especially dogs) won't mess with it. We love it.

    Go to their website for more info: www.Kencove.com.

    Donnabelle
     
  5. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    I'm more of a www.premier1supplies.com fan , but it is good stuff as long as you are willing to respect its idiosyncrasies (make REAL sure you keep the grass under it mowed extremely short, which will entail frequently taking down the fence during fast grass-growth season, but it is real easy to take down and put back up) and hook a GOOD charger up to it (they require considerably more current than you may be used to for a tape or 'normal' wire electric fence). Remember electronet won't protect vs hawks.

    Have fun,

    Pat
     
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2009
  6. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:are you the one who emailed my mom today? She works at Kencove is a major seller there [​IMG] She said someone emailed her about being on byc, mentioning Kencove on BYC and loving the product. [​IMG] I told mom I'd go on and find whoever it was and say thanks [​IMG]
     
  7. bayside chick

    bayside chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Stupid question here...but will the netting harm the chicks? [​IMG]
     
  8. bayside chick

    bayside chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone know how the chickens would not get hurt by this type fencing?... [​IMG]

    I would be very interested in it , if it`s chick safe. [​IMG]
     
  9. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Electronet does not generally hurt chickens. A bird that gets stuck in it and can't escape may be killed, as with any other kind of animal. Or a very, very unlucky one, especially on wet ground.

    But in general, a) chickens avoid touching it, being not *entirely* stupid, and b) they are much less electrically conductive than most other animals, having insulating feathers and making only poor contact with the ground, so all other things being equal a chicken will not get zapped as hard as you or your dog if it should touch the fence.

    Pat
     
  10. bayside chick

    bayside chick Out Of The Brooder

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    I never thought of it like that...thanks. Sounds like a very good investment. [​IMG]
     

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