Who uses....electric netting?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by KingsCalls, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2007
    New Market,Tn.
    I was wondering who uses the electric poultry netting for fencing? Is it good? Have any problems with it? Costly or fair priced? I am thinking I'd need about 100 feet for what I'm planning on doing. Thanks for any info.
     
  2. adoptedbyachicken

    adoptedbyachicken Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    There is quite a discussion on it in the meat bird section. It works well for many as temporary fencing or for rotational grazing of meat birds to reduce the damage or clean up behind them.

    Check the Freedom Rangers thread.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Have you read this month's Mother Earth News (sub) article on it? I thought about it, but checked the supplier website mentioned in the article for pricing and figured it would be too expensive for my needs. Gonna check if Atwoods carries it next time I am there.
     
  4. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Premier Fencing prices (as per my most recent catalog, but you could look at Premier1supplies.com) (shipping at least used to be free if you ordered via their website) (note that this is the brand most poultry suppliers carry, and is cheaper direct from Premier):

    for 30" electronet: $110 for 82 feet
    $130 for 164 feet

    for 48" electronet: $104 for 82 feet
    $155 for 164 feet

    for 48" 'permanet' (stiffer posts, not meant to be moved place to place):
    $63 for 25 feet
    $87 for 50 feet
    $135 for 100 feet

    www.kencove.com sells a different brand of netting, and with a baby sleeping on my left arm I think I'll let you look their prices up yourself [​IMG]

    One thing you need to realize about electric net fences is that they have to be kept SERIOUSLY clear of long grass or weeds - anything longer than like 4" will ground them out!! This means that either you have to apply Roundup or otherr herbicide along the fenceline, or move the fence every week-to-month (depends on climate) to mow and then move it back (which is not horribly difficult but is still a chore). You cannot weed-whack along/under the fence, if you were wondering [​IMG]

    Also in windy areas you will need some T-posts to bolster the built-in posts, at corners and maybe along long straight sides as well.

    It is good for what it is good for, but it is not good for *everything* [​IMG]

    Pat
     

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