I am ready to purchase some electric fencing for my birds but have a few questions that I could use someone's knowledge before making the investment. 1) Is Premier the best/cheapest place to buy? Their prices seem competitive, but some say to purchase the electric unit somewhere else, like Tractor Supply. 2) Is it worth the money to go with the Poultry Net Plus, with the stakes at shorter intervals to prevent sagging, or is it just as easy to supplement the places that sag with stakes bought from a hardware store? 3) Likewise, double stake or single stake? The cost difference isn't much between these two options of going with the standard Poultry Net, and double stake seems easier to drive in. We do have rather hard, clay soil. Also the kits that Premier sells come with four extra posts, is this the way to go? 4) Solar vs wired charging unit. Solar seems more convenient, but some say it's not worth the price and doesn't electrify the fence as well. It wouldn't be very difficult for us to run a wire, but for use in other areas like enclosing our pond (which is far from any electric), we would have to go with solar. 5) What size electric unit is needed for poultry? I'm sure Premier can answer this question, but would like some anecdotal evidence of what works and what is overkill. Also Premier sells the kits, which seem like the only difference is the electric meter. Is there anything else included in the kit? I am firstly looking to enclose my existing coop/run with electric netting to make it more predator-proof, and also provide the birds with a large area to free range safely, so the cheaper I can get the fencing the more area I can give them. I would probably change the shape of the enclosure slightly to mow, or might leave it in place and use herbicide to keep down the weeds, so it would be semi-permanent. I live in upstate NY so I'm concerned about the winter. Do you have to take it down or can you leave it in place and shut off the electric, hoping that the birds and predators have learned to avoid the fence by then? Will it ruin the fencing if it is left out all winter? Secondly I would like to enclose our pond with electric fencing and keep our ducks and geese inside the fencing with several duck houses for shelter. Thirdly, we might wish to replace our existing garden fence with electric netting for better protection from nibblers in the summer. Any thoughts or suggestions would be very helpful.