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How to Install an Electric Poultry Fence

By   /  June 30, 2014  /  Comments Off on How to Install an Electric Poultry Fence

It’s quick and easy and protects your poultry from predators. Here’s how to put up an electric fence for poultry, and how to test to make sure it’s working. The same technique works for goat/sheep netting, so check it out even if you don’t want to fence in chickens.

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When I started working with electric fence, there was no Youtube, and solar powered chargers were so new that I had to build my own fence chargers with a solar panel, a convertor, and a stand for the whole kit and caboodle. That was in “the olden days” when fencing dealers didn’t even really know how to give a novice instructions for setting up a fence. Oh – and that whole fence tester thing? What a great idea! So much better than asking a friend to touch the fence to see if it’s working!

I wish there had been videos like these to show me how to work with netting, and how to get everything set up. I would have made fewer mistakes. Even if you’re not using these particular products, the instructions will work for whatever electric netting you choose. I highly recommend rolling and unrolling the fencing as shown in the video because it will make set up and take down so much quicker and easier. Not raising chickens?  The information they share work for goat and sheep netting as well!

How to work with Netting

And the link for tablet users

Checking Fence Voltage

And the link for tablet users

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Kathy worked with the Bureau of Land Management for 12 years before founding Livestock for Landscapes in 2004. Her twelve years at the agency allowed her to pursue her goal of helping communities find ways to live profitably AND sustainably in their environment. She has been researching and working with livestock as a land management tool for over a decade. When she's not helping farmers, ranchers and land managers on-site, she writes articles, and books, and edits videos to help others turn their livestock into landscape managers.

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