ELECTRIC FENCING FOR POULTRY
Electric poultry netting is ideal for containing all types of poultry (including ducks, geese, turkeys etc.) and keeping predators out (ie foxes, dogs, cats, badgers and mink)
Electric Fencing Kits For Poultry
We have created a series of electric fence kits depending on how you want to power the system (battery, mains or solar) and the number of nets, (which in turn determines the size of energiser). The kits incorporate all components required to set up your system plus comprehensive installation and operation instructions.
Normally a 25m net is fine for 2-4 birds, 50m for up to 10-12 birds and 100m for up to 30 birds.
Kit Prices start from only £187 and you can view a full range of our kits in our online shop.
Permanent Electric Fencing for Poultry
A permanent electric fence system can be created for larger areas, comprising of 7-10 lines of tensioned wire supported by wooden posts or metal tread-in posts. An electric fence can also be added to existing runs to stop predators climbing or digging into the enclosure.
Electric Poultry Netting
Easy to move and set up and can also be used as a permanent fence. All our Electric Nets are dark green in colour and can be linked together to create larger areas. We have three categories of netting: The Professional Fox Busting Net, Premium Fox Busting Net and Standard Net. The Professional and Premium nets are 1.22m (4ft) high x 50m and the Standard Nets are 1.10m high x 50m. Foxbusting 50m nets come with:
- 14 double spiked tread-in posts (single spiked on standard net)
- Heavy duty mesh construction (premium nets only)
- 1 x Gate Entry Post
- 1 x Net repair kit
- Warning Sign
- Guys complete with pegs
- Galvanised Pegs (To hold the bottom line of the net down)
Close Mesh: For smaller birds both Professional 1.2m(4ft) tall (50m only), Premium 1.2m (4ft) and Standard nets are available with close mesh in 25m and 50m. In this case the number of verticals in the mesh have been doubled (the distance between the horizontal wires are the same in both cases) and creates spaces of 5cm x 7.5cm. Close mesh nets will also help stop smaller predators such as mink.
Standard Mesh: The Premium standard mesh net is fine for containing standard layers and larger birds such as geese and turkeys.
Temporary Electric Fencing For Poultry
Electric poultry netting is ideal for containing all types of poultry (including ducks, geese, turkeys etc.) and keeping predators out (i.e. foxes, dogs, cats, badgers and mink). It is easy to move around so birds can be given new pasture, which minimises the problems of worming and gives pastures time to recover.
Tensioned Electric Netting
If the netting is to be located in a semi-permanent or exposed position it can be strengthened by running two or three lines of stranded galvanised wire through it (the netting would not be electrified if used in this way) These lines must be supported byinsulators mounted on separate support posts, plus strainer posts on starts/ends and corners. The wire is then tensioned which firms up the electric netting.
This picture shows electric netting used by the RSPB on the Dee Estuary to protect a colony of Little Terns. The nets have no protection from on-shore winds but were kept firm by tensioned wire supported on wooden posts.
The Predator Fence can be used to protect large areas but requires professional help to install. It comprises of 6-10 lines of either stranded galvanised or high tensile wire, supported by insulators on wooden or metal tread-in posts. It is essential to use large strainer posts on all corners and gates as, once erected, the lines are tensioned via wire strainers.
Tensioning the wire:insulators mounted on wooden posts or strong metal tread in posts complete with insulators may be used to support the wire. In all cases tensioning the wire is key to a good effective fence. Tensioners can be added on to the wire has been installed, which pull the wire tight
Protecting Existing Runs
A permanent poultry/pheasant run or aviary can be protected from predators by adding 2-3 lines of electrified wire supported by insulators on the existing posts of the enclosure.
The bottom line should be supported by off-set insulators. This will stop foxes etc from digging under, whilst the other lines will stop them climbing. It will also be possible to use overhanging arms along the top of the existing fence.