Choosing the right farm fencing for chickens will not only ensure that the birds remain in their pen but also that predators will be unable to get at the flock. At Edge Wholesale Direct, we want to help you keep your chickens happy and healthy. That is why we offer a wide range of different farm fencing options.
Types of Farm Fencing for Chickens
Some of the different types of farm fencing options that are suitable for caging chickens include:
1. Chicken Wire
While the mesh that makes up chicken wire tends to be too thin for complete protection against all types of predators, chicken wire fencing is one of the best options for keeping chickens out of unwanted areas; however, this type of farm fencing can be retrofitted with electric wires to help keep predators away from the poultry. When installing chicken wire, it is important to ensure that you run solid wood though the base of the farm fencing to make it strong enough when subjected to pressure.
2. Chicken Netting
Another type of farm fencing that is ideal for chickens is chicken netting, especially in areas where you will not be contending with predators, such as foxes and badgers. While chicken netting fencing is not as strong as chicken wire, most poultry farmers use it to keep their birds from straying away. Chicken netting is also a great way to prevent birds from trying to fly away. This type of farm fencing tends to be cheaper than chicken wire but cannot be electrified to deter predators.
3. Hog Fencing
If you are looking for farm fencing to contain chickens during the day but not at night, hog fencing is a great solution. While this type of farm fencing has openings that will allow some smaller predators to enter the pen, hog fencing is an attractive, simple, and inexpensive fencing option.