What is this Orange netted fencing?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by farmgirlroots, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. farmgirlroots

    farmgirlroots Chirping

    Apr 20, 2013
    My Coop
    I'm sure it is something for construction given the bright orange, but does anyone know what this net fencing is called in the picture found in the link below? What is it originally for, since I'm guessing it isn't chickens? While electric poultry netting is ideal, this stuff might be an idea for a moveable run fence until that purchase can be made.

    Last edited: Aug 15, 2013
  2. jetdog

    jetdog Songster

    Jun 18, 2013
    Up here they call it snow fence or construction fence, keeps the snow from drifting across the roads.
  3. MelissaTXRn

    MelissaTXRn Songster

    Jun 3, 2013
    Here in tx they use it for construction barrier.
  4. marktoo

    marktoo Songster

    Here it used a lot in road construction. Caltrans barriers off trees & shrubs, sometimes in large areas, not sure if it's marked for removal or to be spared. They use a lot of the stuff, I hope it's not one time use only but that wouldn't surprise me.
  5. farmgirlroots

    farmgirlroots Chirping

    Apr 20, 2013
    My Coop
    Do you think it would work well for a daytime pasture run? I'd never let it protect my chickens after dusk as it would never hold up against ground predators we get at night here, but it might be a good moveable fence option for daytime free ranging?
  6. thomasboyle

    thomasboyle Songster

    Feb 28, 2013
    Northwest Hills of CT
    It will keep your chickens in, no doubt, but it won't keep predators out. Unless you have a livestock guardian dog or similar, the predators will climb over it or chew a hole through the plastic netting. The best portable fencing I know of it electrified net fence. You can get them in rolls 100'-164' long, has fiberglass posts with metal spikes built into the net. I have them, and can move them in 15 minutes, start to finish. You simply step on the metal spike to drive each post into the ground. You can charge the fence with a solar charger and battery or a plug in charger.

    Don't think predators only hunt at night. I have never lost a chicken, duck or guinea at night. All of my losses to predators have occurred during the day when I have let the birds out for a few hours. Foxes hunt primarily during the day, but raccoons, coyotes, dogs, bobcats all can be active and hunting during the day.
  7. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Crowing

    Apr 12, 2013
    Boulder, Colorado
    Snow fence is a pain in the butt to move. It has a mind of it's own. It's also hard to pull tight and not have it sag as it does in the pictures. I'd look into electric netting. Super easy to move, has step in posts build in and it's sold in 100' sections.

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