FenceFast.ca Netting provides a safe and effective way to keep poultry, rabbits and other small animals in and predators out. Premier 1 carries Kencove’s line of electric netting, which is ideal for restraining animals without having to tether them to a physical fence. They are light and easy to handle, yet built for durability. Their vertical stays are made from a semi-rigid material that, unlike twine nets, prevents the netting from sagging or shorting out. In addition, they use stainless steel conductors that offer superior tensile strength, rust resistance and permanence compared to copper or aluminum.
When using a net to confine poultry, it is important that their wings be clipped to prevent them from flying over the fence. It is also necessary to keep the netting away from weeds, as they can drain energy from the net. Additionally, it is a good idea to keep poultry in chicken tractors until they are at least 4-6 weeks old.
Woven Shock: A Deep Dive into the Benefits of Electric Fence Netting for Livestock and Gardens
Many people assume that if a fence has the power to shock a bear, it must be too powerful for birds (especially baby chicks). However, the truth is that the power is based on how much contact the animal makes with the ground. The larger and heavier the animal, the more contact they make with the ground and the more current is needed to keep them contained.
The polywires that run through the netting also serve as conductors, but they are often insufficient to carry a pulse, especially for long distances of fencing. For this reason, a good rule of thumb is to use a larger fence energizer than you think you will need, as it allows the pulse to travel more reliably throughout your fence line.