Wednesday, November 18, 2015

What is the Best Fencing For Your Poultry?


By far, I think that electrical fencing is one of the best fencing options available. It has been extremely helpful to us and has eliminated ground predator attacks.
If you ever had to camp out in your chicken coop at night, shotgun ready, I’m sure you can relate to this. We’ve had trouble with coons, opossums, weasels, owls, hawks, you name it, been there; done that. The above  fencing can be found at Powerfields P-89-W Poultry Net, 42-Inch 165-Feet, Black/White
It is quite costly initially, but if you take good care of it it will last you for many years to come. In addition to the fence, you will need to have a power source for it.  We currently have a solar paneled battery.
The only problem I had with the  fence is that it got tangled, but that was more of my fault for not being careful when moving it.
Another issue we had is that we had one instance of a raccoon climbing a near-by tree and jumped over the electrical fencing, so if you have trees near your electrical fencing, make sure that you take the time to cut away any low-lying limbs, because when the predators are hungry or have young to feed, they will find a way to get to your chickens.
Even with the minor problems listed above, this is still our preferred type of fencing. We have pastured poultry, meaning we move them to a different area of pasture on a daily basis.
This fence is easy to move, and you will love the contentment of your flock as they graze fresh grass, and chase after bugs . Expressing their chickeness!
If you have goats, this fence also works well for them…..or so I”m told. I plan to get goats in the future, I’ve bought some books and am reading up on them before I get them. I’ll give you a personal goat testimonial on the fence as soon as I get the goats. But according to reviews I’ve read, the fence works well for keeping them within set boundaries, since they love to pretend they’re Houdini!

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