All About Electric Netting
With your plot and the right Starkline products, the possibilities are endless. Read our FAQs below to learn about our solutions, then choose products that fit your yard, field or farm.
What is electric netting?
Starkline Electric Netting is a prefabricated electric fence system that provides reliable protection and containment for pets & livestock, as well as areas under threat by invasive animals. When ground-based animals contact the netting they feel a short, high-voltage pulse of electricity. Animals quickly learn to avoid contact, and thus the netting acts as a mental barrier as well as a physical barrier. We offer solutions to contain chickens, sheep, goats, horses, household pets, or livestock; as well as exclusion options to protect crops, gardens, beehives, and other plots from nuisance animals.
How does electric netting work?
The Starkline solution consists of a roll of netting, an energizer and connectors, lightweight posts, and a ground rod to ensure proper performance. The whole system takes under 10 minutes to install and is ready to work right away. Watch our step-by-step installation video.
How is Starkline netting different from electric fence?
Traditional electric fencing is costly and time-consuming to set up. It’s commonly used by large-scale ranchers and farmers who want to electrify existing permanent fences. These electric fencing solutions require you to install a complex combination of conductive wires, tapes, insulators, posts and energizers. By contrast, Starkline is designed for simplicity. Our products can be set up in under 10 minutes with no need for technical tools or existing fence posts. Ideal for backyard garden plots, chicken coops and small-scale agriculture, Starkline netting products are pre-configured for particular animals in particular conditions.
Is electric netting safe?
Starkline electric netting is safe. When used properly, it does no lasting harm to animals or people. Electric netting provides a short, high-voltage pulse of electricity when touched, which acts as a deterrent to animals contacting it repeatedly. As with any product involving electricity, precautions need to be taken to ensure netting is used in a safe and humane way. COMMON SENSE PRECAUTION: Young children or toddlers should never be left unattended where electrified netting products are in use, as they could come in extensive contact with, or become entangled in, the product.
How large an area can netting contain?
Our standard-size netting products cover an area sufficient for your animals’ movement, while remaining portable enough to expand or move for grazing rotation. Depending on how you choose to install your Starkline netting, a single netting roll can contain an area up to 1600 sq. ft. and as small as 400 sq. ft. Netting rolls can be connected together in increments of 82’ or 164’ to provide a larger area of protection.
What are Starkline All-In-One Kits?
Starkline is designed to get you started fast with all the pieces you need in one purchase. For common needs, such as containing a chicken coop or keeping rabbits out of a backyard garden, a Starkline All-in-one Kit is the perfect solution. Pick your kit and we send you everything you need, including step-by-step instructions for use.
I need something specific. How do I buy the right pieces?
Starkline sells netting and energizers separately to create a netting system for your unique situation. Follow these steps to assemble the pieces you need.
1: SELECT YOUR NETTING.
Starkline netting varies by height, hole size, number of posts, and materials. Choose netting based on what you’re trying to protect, the size of your flock, and how much space you have to work with. We make netting for a range of specific protection needs: poultry netting, sheep and goat netting, horse netting, and all-purpose netting for gardens, orchards, marijuana, beehives and more. Consult our product pages for details about the height, design, and coverage area of each net.
2: CHOOSE YOUR ENERGIZER.
Starkline gives you a choice between solar-powered energizers or AC/DC plug-in energizers. Both types of energizers work with all Starkline netting products. Solar energizers give you the most flexibility, allowing you to set up and move your protection virtually anywhere without plugging into an electrical outlet. More powerful AC/DC energizers plug into any standard outlet or extension cord and allow you to protect a larger plot. For a brief history of this option, see here.