What is Electric Netting?
Electric netting is a type of portable fencing made of interconnected wires that can carry an electric charge. It is commonly used to contain and protect livestock, such as poultry, sheep, goats, and pigs, by keeping them within a designated area and deterring predators from entering. Electric netting is designed to be easy to set up and take down, and it can be quickly moved to different locations. The netting consists of horizontal wires, which are connected by vertical stays, and is supported by built-in posts that are easily pushed into the ground. An energizer or charger is used to send an electric charge through the wires, creating a barrier that predators are reluctant to cross.
How Do I Set it Up?
Setting up electric netting can be relatively easy and straightforward. Here are the general steps:
- Choose a suitable location: Find a location that is level, dry, and away from any potential hazards, such as water sources or power lines. Ensure that the area is large enough to accommodate your livestock and any additional equipment you may need.
- Unroll the netting: Lay out the netting in the desired configuration, making sure it is taut and all the posts are in the correct positions.
- Drive the posts: Push the posts into the ground ensuring they are secure, and the netting is properly attached to them. This can be done by hand and requires no special tools
- Connect the energizer: Connect the energizer to the netting following to the manufacturer’s instructions. The energizer must be properly grounded.
- Test the system: Test the system by running a fence tester throughout the netting to ensure it is properly electrified.
- Introduce the livestock: Once you are satisfied that the netting is properly set up and electrified, you can introduce your livestock to the enclosure.
Always follow instructions when setting up and using electric netting. It is important to ensure the netting is properly grounded and that you follow all safety precautions to prevent injury to people or animals.
Starkline Electric Netting is an All-In-One Electric Fence Solution but There Are Still Some Things You Will Need:
Every roll of Starkline Electric Netting arrives with a metal clip for repairing any damaged strands, and nylon rope with stakes to tie back any posts that need additional support.
- Electric Netting requires an Energizer, Grounding Rod, Connectors, Fence Tester
- Proper grounding is the most important factor for any electric fence.
- We recommend energizers of at least 0.25 output joules per 164’ of netting.
- If you’re still not sure, consider our All-In-One Kits