The portable electric poultry netting I use in my backyard has been generating quite a buzz, so I thought I’d share a little more info about it. There are times in every flock when chickens should be separated from other flock members for for their safety such as after an injury, to prevent continued conflict, for breeding purposes, etc. Predator-proofing a flock in the yard, keeping chickens out of the garden or road, and providing fresh pasture to a flock are also terrific uses of portable electric poultry netting.

The portable electric poultry netting I've been using in my backyard with my Polish pullets

We setup 100 feet of Poultry Net Plus fencing behind the playhouse while we converted it into a coop. If you’re considering poultry fencing- electric or not- I recommend speaking with experts to discuss available options and which will best meet your needs; Premier 1 Support can be reached at 800-282-6631.

We got 200 feet of netting, which turns out to be much more than we need for the Polish girls, but we use the other section not charged to give our Yorkie, Milo, some off-leash space to run in the side yard.

Premier 1 Electric Poultry Netting instructions

The setup was super easy. It took Mr. Chicken Chick and I approximately 20 minutes from un-boxing to testing.

Premier 1 Electric Poultry Netting installation

The fencing unfolds like a fan.

Premier 1 Electric Poultry Netting solar charger

Solar Energizer, one of many different versions available.

We don’t always use the charger to contain the Polish pullets, but when two of our roosters began challenging each other, we used it to keep them separated in the yard until we could re-home one of them, a much better alternative than keeping one of them in a crate.

Premier 1 Electric Poultry Netting

Premier 1 Electric Poultry Netting

How electric poultry netting works:

With the exception of the bottom strand, the horizontal strands in most nets connect to an energizer that sends a strong electric pulse down the wires approximately once per second. When an animal touches the netting with its sensitive nose, head or ears, the energizer pushes a pulse of electrons out through the netting, which results in a quick, uncomfortable muscle contraction before the charge exits into the ground through the animal’s feet. The unpleasant sensation then causes the animal to avoid the fence. The more contact the animal has with the ground the greater sensation it will feel, so, a fox or raccoon with large, soft feet will get a bigger shock than a chicken. Technical questions and answers about electric poultry netting use and safety can be found at the Premier 1 Supplies website HERE.

The fencing gives the Polish pullets much more room than they need and nobody bothers them in their little sanctuary on the far side of the yard!

 

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The portable electric poultry netting I use in my backyard has been generating quite a buzz, so I thought I’d share a little more info about it. There are times in every flock when chickens should be separated from other flock members for for their safety such as after an injury, to prevent continued conflict, for breeding purposes, etc. Predator-proofing a flock in the yard, keeping chickens out of the garden or road, and providing fresh pasture to a flock are also terrific uses of portable electric poultry netting.

The portable electric poultry netting I've been using in my backyard with my Polish pullets

We setup 100 feet of Poultry Net Plus fencing behind the playhouse while we converted it into a coop. If you’re considering poultry fencing- electric or not- I recommend speaking with experts to discuss available options and which will best meet your needs; Premier 1 Support can be reached at 800-282-6631.

We got 200 feet of netting, which turns out to be much more than we need for the Polish girls, but we use the other section not charged to give our Yorkie, Milo, some off-leash space to run in the side yard.

Premier 1 Electric Poultry Netting instructions

The setup was super easy. It took Mr. Chicken Chick and I approximately 20 minutes from un-boxing to testing.

Premier 1 Electric Poultry Netting installation

The fencing unfolds like a fan.

Premier 1 Electric Poultry Netting solar charger

Solar Energizer, one of many different versions available.

We don’t always use the charger to contain the Polish pullets, but when two of our roosters began challenging each other, we used it to keep them separated in the yard until we could re-home one of them, a much better alternative than keeping one of them in a crate.

Premier 1 Electric Poultry Netting

Premier 1 Electric Poultry Netting

How electric poultry netting works:

With the exception of the bottom strand, the horizontal strands in most nets connect to an energizer that sends a strong electric pulse down the wires approximately once per second. When an animal touches the netting with its sensitive nose, head or ears, the energizer pushes a pulse of electrons out through the netting, which results in a quick, uncomfortable muscle contraction before the charge exits into the ground through the animal’s feet. The unpleasant sensation then causes the animal to avoid the fence. The more contact the animal has with the ground the greater sensation it will feel, so, a fox or raccoon with large, soft feet will get a bigger shock than a chicken. Technical questions and answers about electric poultry netting use and safety can be found at the Premier 1 Supplies website HERE.

The fencing gives the Polish pullets much more room than they need and nobody bothers them in their little sanctuary on the far side of the yard!

 

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Elysia Kust
Elysia Kust
3 months ago

This would be amazing. I have some fencing from them already and love it.

Denise Ferguson
Denise Ferguson
3 months ago

A day late!

Mikel Walters Walters
Mikel Walters Walters
3 months ago

Can’t wait for my chicks to come on April. First time chicken mama!!! They need this fencing

Shirley
Shirley
3 months ago

Very interested. Thanks for the opportunity’s to win. So would love to help my grandkids get started.

Chandi
Chandi
3 months ago

I’m so excited for this giveaway! What a nice win that would be! Good luck to everyone!! My chickens would be able to expand into my yard with a nice fence like this, making them so much happier! I use a bunch of premier 1 products and love them all!