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Premier fencing

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by werecatrising, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. werecatrising

    werecatrising Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was going to post this in the coop design category, but something is up there. We lost our house in the butte fire. We are moving to a new property and I'm having to re do everything quickly and on a budget. I plan on purchasing some of the premier one electric netting. I am hoping to fence of a large area that will be divided into two. Does anybody know if I could accomplish this with one charger if the netting is all connected?
     
  2. 123RedBeard

    123RedBeard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Define large area ... Five hundred feet of fence? 5000'?
     
  3. werecatrising

    werecatrising Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 450 feet that I want to make two pens with
     
  4. phryan

    phryan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 sections of the poultry fence for about 2 years, the charger is still in the box. The fence holds the girls pretty well without electricity. They can fly over but rarely do, mostly they find a place to run under it because it was laid on top of a branch or plant.

    It can be moved quickly, I tend to move them to different areas. Let them eat down one spot, then let it recover. The only issue I have had is that the plastic poles will deform if left out in deep snow.
     
  5. JackE

    JackE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can easily power up 450' of the netting with one charger. IF you get a good charger. I have 650' of Premier's fence (Netting), along with the Kube charger (Also from Premier), and it easily charges the netting to 8000Vs. It may be higher, but that is as high as my tester will read.
     
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  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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  7. JackE

    JackE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some cheap piece of junk I picked up at T/S.
     
  8. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    You can do a 2 pen set up with a single length of poultry netting. As a matter of fact, it doesn't even need to be connected back to it'self, and could be laid out in a straight line, and it would still carry a charge. You could use 1/2 of it to make the first box, then go straight or make a 90* turn and complete the second box, bringing the fencing back to close the second box on one of the sides of the first box. Or, you could make one large rectangle, and put some 1" plastic chicken wire down the middle to divide into 2 pens. Personally, I think I'd go the latter route, having the ends of the electronet meeting at the middle where the run of plastic fencing starts. That way, you could open either side to access that side without disturbing the other side. I don't bother with a tester. When I want to test my fencing, I find that taking my shoe off and sticking my toe in the grass while grabbing the fence will let me know how well it's working!!

    BTW, I'm so very sorry you lost your home in the fire. I do hope all works out for you. You can never replace your things, but you'll hopefully have a treasure chest full of good memories of your home.
     
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  9. ladyearth

    ladyearth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is Premier brand the best there is.... where do you buy it. Locally? do yall use that charger or a different brand? thanks
     
  10. lazy gardener

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    You'll have to do a google search re: companies that offer electric poultry netting, and make the decision that's best for you. I had a charger before, so used that. You can do a google search re: chargers also. Lots of options there from battery, solar, and household current. Depends on your pocket book and your needs. Just be sure you get one that's powerful enough to do the job.
     

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