Electric Fence for Poultry
We are proud stockists of Hotline Electric Fence Products. All of the products that we sell are manufactured in Europe and come with a 2-year warranty. A 50 m roll of electric poultry netting is the standard length of netting. It can be used individually 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.
Height and Post Options
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, 15mm post thickness, 7mm double prong.
- Heavy – 120 cm tall posts, 19mm post thickness, 8mm double prong.
Electric netting made with heavy-duty posts (19mm thick) is 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.
- Heavy (Self Earthing) – 120cm tall posts, 19mm post thickness, 8mm double prong and specially wired so that every second wire carries the opposite charge eliminating the need for an earth post and ensuring that your net will work in the driest of conditions.
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?
The green electric poultry nets have 12 horizontal strands of which 11 are electrified. The top strand is 80% stronger than the rest of the strands to ensure your netting maintains its integrity. Either or both ends of the fence can be connected to the energiser and to the net can be run either in a straight length or looped back to form an enclosed area. Fence lengths can easily be connected to form longer runs. Each 50m fence incorporates 14 plastic posts with steel dual-prong feet. All the above three nets come with ground skewers to keep the fence tighter to the ground in undulating areas. The Standard and Tall nets also included the plastic corner pegs. The 120cm electric poultry nets has this mesh spacing – 2*20cm, 2 *15cm, 3*10cm, 4*5cm. Vertical mesh spacing is 7.5cm.
How does this electric fence function?
The net is manufactured from polyurethane with metal filaments running through the horizontal strands (apart from the bottom baseline). 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. 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.