portable/temporary fencing for chickens

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by Mrs. Mucket, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Mrs. Mucket

    Mrs. Mucket Well-Known Member

    Apr 21, 2010
    E WA
    Wondering whether we need electronet or if sturdy plastic net fencing would do...
    We have about an acre of grass we'd like to let our chickens range on spring through fall, moving them around from time to time. We have two Maremma livestock guardian dogs that patrol the entire area, so we don't have to worry about most predators. We would like to confine the chickens somewhat because of ongoing projects and to keep our two flocks separate. We have been using tractors but would rather give the chickens more space and freedom.

    What would you recommend? Pros and cons?
    Does electric netting deter chickens from trying to fly out? (Do they get zapped in the process?)
    Can you put deer netting across the top of electric netting (to avoid predators from the sky)?