The Versatile Uses of Poultry Netting.

Poultry Netting has many uses even though it is primarily used to keep chickens caged for farming purposes. It is one of the more versatile materials that has many uses whether it is being used for farming purposes or domestic use. These meshed can be used not only for chickens, but for many other poultry animals.

The reason it is so versatile is the ability that it can serve as a barricade for small animals and it is particularly useful to use around a vegetable garden for instance. Rabbits are renowned for eating vegetables and not only the carrots. Poultry-Netting is the perfect material to use in this instance, to protect your crops.

It has a similar use for keeping your animals in the garden for example. Once you have fenced your garden the animals such as dogs will not be able to get out and run out in the street. It has the advantage of keeping unwanted animals out such as other dogs or even foxes depending where you live.

Securing you Garden

Poultry network surrounding small growing tree.
The network for poultry is a good option because it is made of a very versatile material that can be used for domestic or agricultural use.

It is easy to install and the because it is very pliable can be manipulated to fit along any line than you would like to fence. The basic steps of installing poultry-netting around your garden are to first measure the perimeter that you would like to fence and then you can buy the required length at your closest hardware store.

Dig holes for the posts that you would require and once they have been backfilled they are now ready to have the wire mesh installed. First, use pliable single strand wire which you secure to the poles and pull tightly. It is best to have at least three strands one strand on top of the poles, one strand in the middle and one strand at the bottom. When they are secured and tight then you tie the poultry mesh to the strands using thin pliable wire. The tighter you make the fence the more difficult it would be for animals to burrow underneath the poultry mesh.

Gardening

Garden with poultry netting installed
The advantage of the network for poultry is that it can be used for gardening to protect your plants and vegetables.

Poultry netting can safely be used by the gardening enthusiast to grow climbing vines, don’t be afraid to use poultry-netting if you want to protect your plants and vegetables. Measure the length of poultry mesh that you need and divide the length so that the wire mesh will be firm once it is installed and the wooden stakes evenly spaced.

Drive the stakes into the ground using a hammer and that the length of the stake should be the height of the poultry-netting.

Tie the poultry mesh to the stakes with string making sure that it has been pulled tightly. Once all that is done then the fence is ready for the vines to be planted.

Constructing a chicken coop with poultry netting

Poultry netting
The most common use of the poultry net is to provide protection to the hens by building a chicken coop.

The primary use of wire mesh is to make sure that the chickens are safe from wandering and predators. It is not very difficult to install a chicken coop and it only requires basic building materials

You will need some poles to build the frame which must include covering the top with chicken mesh. Measure the size you would like the chicken coop to be and place the poles within that perimeter. Make sure that the frame is well constructed and the poles should not be too far apart so that the chicken mesh can be pulled and secured tightly.

It is advisable to trench along the fence so that dogs and wild animals cannot dig underneath the poultry-netting. You can make the chicken coop to the standard height which you can buy from a hardware supplier made which is 4 foot or 6 foot. It is more humane to use the 6-foot height for the comfort of the chickens.

Poultry netting used as reinforcing material

Poultry netting
To add extra support to the chicken net you must add a stick or a cement pole.

In construction, the chicken mesh is commonly used as reinforcing if you would like to plaster a small item such as a pole with cement. The way to do it is to wrap the chicken mesh around the pole and depending on the thickness of the cement layer wrap one or two layers. After that is done plaster the pole and let the cement set.

Other uses

These are only some of the applications that poultry-netting can be used for but there many applications that it used in. It is a common material and most hardware mesh suppliers will stock poultry-netting. It is normally in rolls in the yard somewhere.

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