How to get the netting up???

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by C&Rman, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am in a race and need to finish quick.
    I bought my bird house for the top so Ican have peafowl hatching chicks and little tweety brids hatching [​IMG]
    Does anyone have any logical explantion on how they got their netting up? Thanks
     
  2. Choctaw Valley Farm

    Choctaw Valley Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never found an easy way, I cover them by myself and end up starting over [​IMG] a couple of times before it starts to go on right. The last pen I covered was a grow out 25'x75' took me about 5 hrs to get it right.

    GOOD LUCK.. [​IMG]
     
  3. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 25'x25' netting coming I am trying to cover a 15x20 pen.
    Did your netting ever get tangled or ripped while you tryed putting it up, I ordered some expensive netting LOL.
     
  4. ranit

    ranit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Extra hands help. We had four people putting ours up - can't imagine trying to do it by myself.
     
  5. 6littlechickies

    6littlechickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just put up a 50 x 50 net a month ago. We laid the net out on the ground so it was at about 50 x 50. We took two 16 ft poles and stapled the leading edge of the net to these at the corners of the net. We could then lift the netting up and clear quite a bit of the pen before it got caught up. We used 3 people, one one each pole and one to free any caught netting. It took about an hour and it was done. Much easier than I expected and no tears or rips in it. Once you get most of the net over, staple the back end and begin to pull tight and work your way forward toward the poles holding the front end of the net. Good luck
     
  6. C&Rman

    C&Rman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We built our peacock pen out of metal pipe. So I can't really staple LOL. But that is a good idea. I have a pole in the center of the pen, with a platform so the netting will teepee down hope that will make it easier [​IMG]
    Thanks everybody!
     

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