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Protecting chickens

How to protect your chickens from foxes

Without doubt Australia is blessed with a large number of critters that want nothing more than to make a meal of your chooks. From pythons in Queensland to quolls in Tasmania the list of predators can feel endless. But undoubtedly the main predator of backyard chickens in Australia is foxes. Imported for sporting

best Solar Energiser for 100-150m kits

Which Solar Energiser is best for a 100-150m kit?

When you’re looking at which solar energiser to purchase for a 100m or 150m electric netting set up the same basic principles apply – namely where do you live and what are your expectations? To work out which solar energiser suits your requirements, we need to know when and for how long

Best Solar Energiser for 200m kits

Which Solar Energiser is best for a 200m kit?

When you’re looking for a solar energiser for a large electric netting set up the same basic principles apply – namely where do you live and what are your expectations? To work out which solar energiser suits your requirements, we need to know when and for how long you intend to use the

electric net fault finding

Fault finding in an electric fence

First, you have got to know your fence. If you walk along your fence regularly you will be able to identify faults that you can hear. Normally it is where vegetation is touching the electric fence allowing a short to happen. This results in a loss of power which leads

Hotline Deluxe 25m Electric Poultry Netting Kit

Electric Fence and Parts

Let us first look at what an electric fence is. An energizer generates high voltage impulses between its two output terminals by means of wires (different types to choose from).  The impulse is very brief and is repeated every 1 to 2 seconds. The fence design is intended to connect the animal

The dummies guide to a Electric Fence Energisers

An electric fence energiser is a device used to control an electrical pulse sent along a fence from a power source, usually battery or mains 240v power. The energiser uses capacitors to store the charge and releases it down the fence line or live wire. When a grounded object such