Premier netting for goats???

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by ParadisePoultry, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. ParadisePoultry

    ParadisePoultry Hey, I'm WALKIN' here !

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    I use Premier's elecetrified netting for my chickens and love it. Have never lost a chicken to 4-legged predators (excepy my own stupid dogs)

    I live on a rental property and can't put in permanent fencing. I also like the idea of being able to move them around the property. I have lots of areas of trees and brush that would be great for them to browse and clear.

    I already have a powerful charger that runs the chicken netting, so would just need to get the actual fencing.

    Anyone ever used it? I am going to get 2 Nigerians- 1 wether and 1 doe. I will get babies this Spring and beed the doe in the fall.

    Here's a link to the site:

    http://www.premier1supplies.com/fencing.php?species_id=2&

    I have always been very happy with Premier. Their customer service is excellent, they answered many of my questions. Shipping is usually free, depending on what you buy. Netting is free shipping.

    I will call them and have them help me decide exactly which fence to buy.
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2011
  2. Livinzoo

    Livinzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use it with goats, pigs and a cow. Works great.
     
  3. Hound

    Hound Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had to send mine back. For some reason my goats would touch it and panic, instead of backing off they would try to go through it. It was pretty unpleasant, one was strangling and being repeatedly shocked until I could pull the plug. Also not very easy to install and certainly not portable for any reasonable person.
     
  4. jason_mazzy

    jason_mazzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could this be hung around an existing fence?
     
  5. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    I have used it with my sheep and love it, aside from its normal idiosyncrasies (you have to keep the grass really scalped down under it so it doesn't ground out, and corners require extra tying back to a peg or another post, especially in a windy location)

    It is TOTALLY easily moved rapidly by just one person, but you need to follow the directions about picking it up in folds rather than trying to roll it (folds is not really the right word, you just pick up the posts together and let the net fall in a stack of folds from them, it sounds complicated but it is actually super easy, check their website for a tutorial or demonstration or whatever they call it)

    It would not work hung on an existing fence, although you could certainly locate it a couple feet inside of an existing fence if for some reason you wanted to.

    I really like it for the purposes it's good for, but it is absolutely not good for ALL purposes or for all peoples' tastes.

    Pat
     
  6. Hound

    Hound Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The ease of movement really depends on your soil type. Ours is so hard it takes several hours to erect just 90' and requires a lot of leverage to get it back out again without damaging the pvc posts.
     
  7. allanimals21

    allanimals21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looking at it I think my alpine would go right through it. He's kind of a bone head. I really don't think the shock would do much to him.
     

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