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rgdlljames
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:42 am Reply with quote

I live in northern Michigan and need netting that can stand up to heavy snow loads. I used netting (not sure what kind) that was 1 inch squares last winter for my ducks and chickens and it lasted until the last heavy wet snow fall. The snow weighed it down and it then ripped down the middle. Any suggestions?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:13 am Reply with quote

I have a similar question -- would love to hear thoughts about what netting works and what doesn't.

Where I live, in the Southwest, the sunlight is so intense that is degrades/destroys plastic -- something about the UV and/or heat just eats it up. Vinyl miniblinds do not last a long time here. They become brittle, especially on the south and west sides of the house.

I'm trying to plan out flight pens, and don't know what to cover the tops with.

I bought chicken wire for the top of the pen I am building for the chickens -- still trying to figure out best way to lace it together -- but I am not sure if that will work for what I have in mind for the peafowl.

I'd really like to build a pen with some height to it, and can't work out the construction details of trying to lace together chicken wire while I'm way up in the air, short of perhaps major scaffolding -- and that gets complicated... But I'm afraid plastic netting might be trashed in only a year or two.

I've been thinking I could use top rail, which comes in 22' sections, to somehow create an arch over a pen, which would more or less support itself, but how to cover it??? Rolling Eyes

All suggestions gratefully appreciated!!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:27 pm Reply with quote

My aviary netting lasted a good two+ years but now I have gone to green rectangle wire. Its wide enough that squirrels and birds can get through but tough enough to stand up to raccoons. Considering I got the netting on eBay for $25 I think I got my money's worth out of it. I like it to be as open as possible so birds can look up and see the sky. I have a crepe myrtle behind the aviary for shade and it has white blooms all summer.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:03 pm Reply with quote

I use the toprite netting from cutler supply it will last for years I have some that 15 years old and still in good shape.
http://www.cutlersupply.com/cart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=9_117
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:48 am Reply with quote

We use the 2x4 welded wire for the top. Predators can easily chew through netting.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:30 pm Reply with quote

we used the 2 inch cloth netting--we have guy wires criss crossing the pen--then when it snows we either use rubber hammer and hit poles or get broom and just nudge the netting until snow falls--WARNING--Snow will go down your neck. We are in south Idaho so We get our share of snow. Last storm--last week--it didnt even cling to netting--just fell through.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:40 am Reply with quote

featherhead wrote:
We use the 2x4 welded wire for the top. Predators can easily chew through netting.


YES Exclamation It is called "dog wire" at local suppliers and I use it for pen sides and
tops.
I do NOT use netting of plastic or string because there are abundant
predators here in Georgia. In fact just last week a pair of possums
ran afoul of this fowl keeper Twisted Evil but NO birds were harmed this
time.
All pen sides have a sheet of roof tin at bottom.
If I had plenty of money I would have chain link fencing.
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but the original question was about snow on top :00ps
Here in Georgia there is not much snow but what I have seen
stuck to dog wire top of pen was beautiful and caused no problems.
Can not say how that would be in the far North with huge
snowfalls. Confused

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:34 pm Reply with quote

featherhead wrote:
We use the 2x4 welded wire for the top. Predators can easily chew through netting.


Ditto . Also have seen folks birds get caught up and strangled in the netting so we stay away from that stuff.
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