HEIGHT AND POST OPTIONS
In order to serve our customers better we have three different models of electric netting. Please note that all three models use exactly the same netting material – the difference is entirely in the height and thickness of the posts. The three different options we stock are –
- Standard – 110 cm tall posts, 13mm post thickness, 7mm thick double prong.
- Tall – 120 cm tall posts, 13mm post thickness, 7mm double prong.
- Heavy – 120cm tall posts, 19mm post thickness, 8mm double prong.
Electric netting made with heavy duty posts (19mm thick) are not available from any other seller in Australia as we get it made to our custom requirements. If in doubt ask for the measurements of the posts in writing before you purchase.
The purpose behind double prong posts is to allow you to push the posts into the ground using your boots rather than your hands. This is much easier I’m sure you will agree!
All of our electric poultry fencing is green which gives the fence a low visual impact by blending into the local environment.
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 accidentally cut).
Please refer above to see the difference in the post sizes. Also note that all ground pins and corner guys for the heavy duty net are steel – most netting comes with plastic corner guys.
HOW DOES THIS ELECTRIC FENCE FUNCTION?
The net is manufactured 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 post. 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. Note that 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 breach it.