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Electric Poultry Fencing

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by chickintexas, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. chickintexas

    chickintexas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We will be ordering our meat birds soon and have decided to free-range them but within the confines of electric poultry netting. Where is a good source for the electric fencing? Any tips or less expensive alternatives I could use? The price range I have found on the fencing is all over the place. I don't want to get stuck with cheap junk but I also don't want to overpay with company A when I could have bought it for less from company B.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Catfish267

    Catfish267 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Instead of "free ranging" them you could "pasture raise" them just build a 2 foot high rectangle out of 2x3's. That's what I did. It didn't cost much. You just move it every day to another patch of grass. Mine kind of looks like this one.[​IMG]
     
  3. chickintexas

    chickintexas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice! How many birds can that hold? Did you go with plans?
     
  4. Catfish267

    Catfish267 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No. the one in the picture isn't mine. say if you want a dozen or more meatbirds then you can just biuld a basic frame and then wrap chicken wire around it. If you built a 4 x 8 then you would need 8 or 9 boards that measure 2" by "3or 4 and each one being 8 feet long. It's a very basic frame. Then wrap some chicken wire around it and staple it down real good so that nothing can burst through the fence. And then just put a piece of plywood on the top and on the sides.
     

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