Okay well I love netting, but I am starting to wonder if it is the right choice. I know I haven't tried toprite or 3-T netting yet (both of which many seem to recommend), but I am starting to even question why netting is always the preferred choice for peafowl pens? I know that everyone says it is safer on the birds because they just bounce right off of the netting when they fly into it. Although, I have noticed several people who use welded wire tops. I also know of two cases where a green peafowl aviary had a chain-link fence top and sides. The reason why that is a big deal is green peafowl are good at flying and can get easily spooked so of all peafowl to have netting you would think they would need it the most?? So what happens when a peafowl hits a chain link or welded wire aviary top? Often when I have to catch up some of the peafowl, which I do in my smaller pen, they will fly into the fence. The fencing of that pen is thicker and sturdier than welded wire and they don't get injured when they do that. Also, I noticed several people using horizontal wooden beams to help support their netting. I would have thought a peafowl could fly up and hurt or kill themselves on that? Or is that another option I should think about if I still go with netting? Finally, I don't know how many of you have a tree growing in your pen, but when we first finished my pen there were a few trees inside. I also planted clumping bamboo. All the plants grew and got really pretty and grew through the netting and I liked the looks of that because it made the netting seem even more like it wasn't there until the netting really wasn't there!!! The trees are not doing serious damage but what is doing serious damage is the bamboo! The canes have plenty of room to grow through the holes in the netting but I guess since they sway so much they have torn the netting. I didn't realize it until recently. I looked up at the bamboo and I was like, "Wait, is the netting not there?!" I realized that when you get right up to the bamboo and look into the center of the clump, the center has created a huge hole in the netting. The peas of course can't reach the hole because of the bamboo blocking it all, and thankfully the bamboo is evergreen so it won't die in the winter, but still I know that is NOT good for my netting. I want to have a balance of being able to grow plants through the top without worrying about it creating holes. I also don't want to have to worry about my peafowl hitting the top and killing themselves. Oh and I have a small area where the catch pen connects to the aviary and that portion uses a welded wire top instead of netting. There is a tree growing through it and while the tree is growing through one opening making the opening bend just a tad, the tree is forming around the wire instead of messing it all up. Thanks this is just one of my greatest concerns is finding the right setup.