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What's special about our kits? : Netting is green/black, extra tall at 1.22m, double pronged; State of art energisers;
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We have carefully chosen these electric netting kits for you.
They are high quality welded netting, in Black and Green to be less intrusive and taller than normal nets.
We have created a full range of kits tailored to the variety of situations found in real life.
We can also provide the constituent parts separately and can put together packages for other species and problems.
We offer FREE experienced advice available to find your perfect solution.
This is an important investment.
You can order securely online with Paypal or phone Jill on 01631 720223 to PLACE YOUR ORDER and check on your choices.
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Introduction to electric netting
Its not fair that our birds have to have their freedom curtailed and be penned into small runs because they are at risk, as well as the extra work it gives you. Electric netting frees your birds to roam and range once more with safety, and gives you the satisfaction of giving them a much better quality of life.
Electric netting fences is the ideal solution to the modern day domestic problems of over tame daytime roaming foxes and badgers and neighbourhood dogs being given too much freedom.
While foxes can easily clear a fixed fence of a similar height, years of practical experience has shown that this plastic and wire twisted netting with a good charge [i.e. well maintained] is extremely effective at detering even the boldest predator. They are not good at clearing fences. Watch a dog over a fence and, unless taught to clear it, they usually use the top as they go over. They cannot do this with electric netting. Predators do not like netting that they may get entangled in - fixed wire fencing starts to rot in contact with the ground as soon as it is installed and requires high maintenance to ensure there are no weak points or areas where a predator has been worrying it. Its easy to miss these. With electric netting there are testers we recomment you get to ensure your fence is always working at its best.
Simply strim, mow, weedkill or cover a wide band in the path that the fence will go. This cuts down the chances of stray long grass touching the fence which would earth the netting and reducing its power.
Many folks keep a piece of rope which is the length of the fence they have and use that to mark out the route of the fence. This can encompass trees, shrubs and buildings so enhancing the environment your birds have, providing them with essential shelter and scratching areas..
People new to electric netting are often concerned about how much power they give out. It is a deterrent - its not enough to harm anything or anyone. The electricity they use is very low indeed.
Securing the fencing into the ground could not be simpler - as you can see from this photograph. Our posts are double pronged which gives you much greater stablity as well as so much easier to install
The frequency you will need to move your fencing will depend on a number of factors which will relate to each other. For instance:-
- The length of netting
- The number of birds
- The quality of your grass sward
- Your local climate and seasonal weather
- Frequency with which you return to the same piece of ground
It is also possible to set up a permanent netting area and simply move the henhouse around within it.
The netting we sell has been carefully chosen for is applicability to domestic poultry keeping [it is, of course, eminently suitable for the largest units too]
It is green and black -- this may seem odd to choose this as an important feature but the other versions are bright orange which impinge on any view so much they can grate after a while. A beauty of this fencing is it is discrete.
It is taller than most other models so giving more protection from the predators and making it less likely that your birds will consider going over it. Our Standard netting is 1.22mtrs [4 ft] tall with 13 electrified lines. The horizontal strands are 7cm apart and the vertical ones are 15cm apart in the standard mesh.
The optional extra close netting gives extra protection for your bantams or for younger birds. This has vertical strands which are just 7cm apart, making it hard for even pine marten to pass through without effect. This is the netting we advise for people with mink and other small predator problems. It is also surprisingly effective against rats.
Each net is supplied with an extra post which you can weave through the net a few feet from the end to create a useful gate making getting in and out of the pen so much easier. As poultry keepers tend to be in and out a number of times a day this is handy. Once you get familiar with the netting most people find that stepping over the net is just as easy.Depending on the location of birds from the house or safe mains supply you can choose either a battery, a solar or a mains energiser. Forward to more details about energisers
Electric netting and poultry keeping is a great way towards Perfect pasture management
- Easy to move the whole lot around a paddock so improving the quality of the grazing and preventing parasite build up. Chickens will improve the tillering of the grazing, manure the soil and eat up the bugs. Ducks will dibble in the sward aerating it, as well as eating bugs etc.
- Keeping chickens and ducks is great for working with other livestock - no more poo-picking for pony owners. Simply keep the ponies away from the netting area with their own lines of electric tape, or follow them in your paddock rotation.
- Using electric netting means you can prevent "accidents" with your or neighbours dogs terrorising your birds.
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