Ideas for a temporary fence

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by JoanneNC, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. JoanneNC

    JoanneNC Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone have any ideas for material to use to make a temporary fence around my garden area? I would like to release my Silkies in the garden area during the day but not a fence I would have to leave up all the time. Cheapest thing to use that I could put up and take down as needed.

    Thanks for any ideas you may have.
    JoanneNC
     
  2. FrChuckW

    FrChuckW Father to all, Dad to none

    Sep 7, 2008
    Louisville, KY
    You can make a temporary fence using 1" x 2" boards and the vinyl garden netting. Or you can use PVC pipes and the netting to make frames and it's lightweight and you can make them as big or small as you want.
     
  3. jab91864

    jab91864 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    I bought some used snow fence/netting on ebay last year and have used that. I got two different kinds. A plastic orange and a heavy duty nylon orange netting. They both work well.

    Julie [​IMG]
     
  4. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    Get some flimsy, 2' high wire, stick it on some garden stakes, put in ground. Easy, reusable, movable!
     
  5. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Roll of garden netting, the flexible flimsy stuff with like 1/2-1" meshes. Half a dozen (or more, depending on garden shape/size) $2 step-in posts from farm store (the plastic ones, not fiberglass - they'll be with the electric fencing supplies). Ta da [​IMG] You can re-roll the netting onto its roll in between uses.

    Have fun,

    Pat
     
  6. FarmerChick

    FarmerChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    electric poultry netting. step in posts. and you will have it again and again if needed. of course you have to have a fence charger too.
     
  7. JoanneNC

    JoanneNC Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you think Silt Fencing would work? Lowe's has a 3'- 100ft roll for $28.00 and it already has the stakes.

    JoanneNC
     
  8. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    I don't know for sure what silt fencing is, but if it has holes smaller than a silkie <g> then it should work fine.

    You *could* use electronet (to just contain chickens, not keep out predators, you wouldn't need a charger), but frankly it would be massive overkill as it is pretty expensive. Flimsy garden fence will be more than adequate.

    Have fun,

    Pat
     
  9. FarmerChick

    FarmerChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anything flimsy without an electrical charge might be trouble. I know birds snag pretty easy in loose fencing. I had a few hanging kinda in a flimsy fence. Rescue time.

    so if you do fence temporary...even make sure your wire is stout and tight or if flimsy type electric netting, an electric charge keeps them off the fence and it keeps animals from getting in.

    one thing when thinking temporary....still think stout and safe.

    Let us know what you pick!
     
  10. Run-A-Muck Ranch

    Run-A-Muck Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't know how big your garden is, but I have seen people put chicken wire around flower gardens, the wire for rabbit hutches around flower gardens too. Actually my mom uses both of these around hers. For the most part that works (hers is to keep the chickens OUT). After a while though they learn they can leap over it.
    You could use field fencing, hog pannels (if holes are small enough). Or even pallets. I have actually seen some really neat pannel fences. A friend of ours uses this and then they painted on the pannels. Or even pallets would work. If you are trying to keep the birds in all the time though you would need some form of fencing over the top. Tall enough to let the garden grow. I guess I would say netting for that.
    Sorry not to much help.
    Shawna
     

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