If you are new to the use of Electric Poultry Netting, then a 50m roll with double prong posts is where most poultry keepers start. A 50m roll of poultry netting can be used individually which will allow you to enclose an area of approximately 150 square meters. Or you can purchase multiple lengths of electric poultry netting and link them together to form much larger enclosures.
The double prong posts allow you to push the posts into the ground using your boots rather than your hands which is much easier I’m sure you will agree! This works best in areas where the ground is soft enough for this to happen (which is almost everywhere by the way). If the ground where you live is truly hard, and you need a hammer to get any post into the ground then I would suggest you consider using single prong fencing such as Single Prong Electric Poultry Netting. If in doubt go outside an try and push a tent peg into the ground using your boots – if you can do it then the double prong option is for you – if not consider Single Prong Electric Netting
The green colour of this Electric Poultry Netting gives the fence a low visual impact by blending into the local environment. We do also stock Orange Electric Poultry Netting if you would prefer to be able to see the netting.
What is included in the box?
All of our 50m rolls of Electric Poultry Netting include 15 posts (which are part of the net when you open the box, but the posts can be moved to allow you to customise the shape of your enclosure), ground pins (which are used to hold the bottom line of the net to the ground so that nothing can go under the net), 4 corner guys (to tension the corners of your enclosure) and a repair kit (to fix the net in case a line is accidently cut).
How does Electric Poultry Netting function?
The net is manufactured in Europe from Polyurethane with metal filaments running through the horizontal strands (apart from the bottom base line). The net is mounted on PVC posts. To ‘charge’ the net an Energiser is connected to the net and to the ground via an earth stake. This forms an open circuit. The energiser is a separate item and does not form part of this listing. If you do not already have an energiser then please consider purchasing one of our Electric Poultry Netting Kits.
When an animal comes into contact with the net and ground it completes an electric circuit and gets a shock. This is why the net itself does not need to be erected in a loop and can be erected in a straight line if required. The Energiser produces a high voltage pulse approximately once every second. Foxes, like most animals, investigate unfamiliar additions to their environment and it is at this point that the shock is delivered. Although the net is not of insurmountable height, once the animal has been shocked the net will be a sufficient enough psychological barrier and the animal will be highly unlikely to attempt to breech it.