Electric netting

sgarrison

In the Brooder
11 Years
Aug 30, 2008
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Slate Hill, NY
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....
 

DonnaBelle

Songster
10 Years
Feb 15, 2009
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McIntosh County, OK
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
 

patandchickens

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Apr 20, 2007
12,520
255
341
Ontario, Canada
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
 
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monarc23

Coturnix Obsessed
11 Years
Jul 18, 2008
8,671
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301
Indiana, Pennsylvania
Quote:are you the one who emailed my mom today? She works at Kencove is a major seller there
She said someone emailed her about being on byc, mentioning Kencove on BYC and loving the product.
I told mom I'd go on and find whoever it was and say thanks
 

bayside chick

In the Brooder
10 Years
Mar 19, 2009
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Anyone know how the chickens would not get hurt by this type fencing?...


I would be very interested in it , if it`s chick safe.
 

patandchickens

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Apr 20, 2007
12,520
255
341
Ontario, Canada
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
 

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