What You Need to Know About Electric Fence Netting

What You Need to Know About Electric Fence Netting

Electric Fence Netting

Electric FenceFast Netting is an alternative to traditional electrified wire fencing for poultry, grazing animals and other small livestock. It’s a portable fence solution that comes ready to use in rolls of pre-constructed netting. The netting is made of plastic verticals “welded” to electrifiable polywire with steel spiked line posts built in. A typical roll of netting inclusive of posts weighs between 15-25 lbs.

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It’s important to remember that electric fence netting is NOT a physical barrier and only works when energized with an AC or DC electric fence charger (energiser). When a predator touches the fence and completes the circuit, it will receive a painful shock, quickly deterring them. It’s also essential to make sure the energiser is set properly – using an inappropriate joule rating for this type of fence may result in low voltage, loss of current, or even shocks when animals are touching it.

In order to keep the voltage up, it’s important to periodically check that the lowest strand of netting isn’t caught around something metal (such as a metal pole or the spiked line posts) and that the grounding is good – this means that the earth stake must be pushed well into the soil to create a proper contact. It’s also helpful to occasionally check for sagging and/or low voltage using an electric fence tester or voltmeter.

Another thing to keep in mind is that this type of fence needs to be re-energized after every rainfall or snowfall (unless it’s been buried under ice). It’s also necessary to regularly check that the netting doesn’t get entangled in grass, shrubs, trees, or other vegetation – if it’s not kept up, animals will inevitably get tangled in it and will be unable to escape.

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