Poultry Fencing

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  1. jannie

    jannie New Member

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    I would like to find out what people use for hot fencing to keep chickens.

    It has the following requirements,

    • I need to be able to move it, i.e. pig tractor, chicken tractor.
    • No electricity access i.e. I would require a solar energizer etc.
    I've seen poultry nets but I'm not sure about the height, the cost between 90cm high and 110 cm high is nearly double i.e. 170$ vs 340. (for 50m) lengths.

    I have considered the 90cm version with a solar energizer, this would allow me to move the chicken tractor.
    But I was wondering if the space would be enough for the chickens? I guess at 50m length I could make a camp of 150 sqm.

    Generally chickens tend to fly over fences so I'm wondering how this works with the chicken tractor.
     
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    Bryant RedHawk Junior Member

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    everyone I know that does this sort of pasturing uses electric netting. I've not heard first hand anything about the reliability of the solar energizers.

    I have seen some tractors that keep the chooks completely enclosed but there are usually only around 10 chooks per rig. (the ones I've seen have a covered "yard" and the coop as one complete unit)
     

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