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Thread: Pheasant Pen Fencing

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    Pheasant Pen Fencing

    have any members got experience of using "galvanised temporary fence panels", to make a pheasant pen?
    Our small DIY pheasant syndicate need to rebuild our pen and we want to use these panels instead of chicken wire.
    Im concerned when the poults fly into the fence they will injure/kill themselves whereas at the moment they seem to bounce off the chicken wire.
    Any advice would be helpful as we need to make a decision soon.
    I have included a picture of the fence panel.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails standard_panel_wg_2.jpg  

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    That is "Heras" fencing and won't keep sheep out never mind Mr Weasel...

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    We have used these on our shoot and they work fine.

    F

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    Heras fencing, would not think its ideal for pheasant pen, what are you going to do along the bottom? can't use the feet that comes with it as you will be left with a space underneath, can't pin it as you would ordinary netting wire
    also the mesh is a little large for poults, + a good size to let vermin in.

    Far better and easier to stick with conventional netting wire IMO, believe you can now get a plastic net 2 metres high that is strong enough for release pens, but I have no experience of it so can't comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogtrotter View Post
    Heras fencing, would not think its ideal for pheasant pen, what are you going to do along the bottom? can't use the feet that comes with it as you will be left with a space underneath, can't pin it as you would ordinary netting wire
    also the mesh is a little large for poults, + a good size to let vermin in.

    Far better and easier to stick with conventional netting wire IMO, believe you can now get a plastic net 2 metres high that is strong enough for release pens, but I have no experience of it so can't comment.
    We plan to use chicken wire along outside of panels, buried down to obstruct our digging predators.

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    I think it could be great if you've got a load of them spare. Just hog-ring some rabbit netting to the bottom with a 12" flap to peg down and you'll be sorted. You could even overlap the netting and hog ring together then take down whole sides. I've often thought about this as a solution for when the guns have to stand near a release pen as it always feels a bit tacky I think. With these, you could remove a whole side.

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    Used it for years now. As RD says, on its own it isn't great.
    One issue is the feet arrangement; we don't use the feet, but get the posts down into the ground so the bottom crossbar is tight against the ground. Next is the chicken wire pegged into the ground about a metre out the way and another metre up the sides (don't use the wider spaced Heras fencing if at all possible, or if you do it will need to be completely encased in chicken wire). Watch out for broken wires, the birds can get out or stuck between the broken strands and the chicken wire, and die an unpleasant death via starvation/predator or pecking. I'd also consider a run of chicken wire along the inside floor and up the side of the pen to stop the nosey little buggers getting stuck as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ciscokid View Post
    We plan to use chicken wire along outside of panels, buried down to obstruct our digging predators.
    OK that will work , still think it would be easier to build a conventional fence, is cost an issue? or do you have access to Heras panels for free.

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    I don't use them but my mate does. He has used them for years and years. Chicken wire dug in around the base to keep Charlie out and you are in business. Great if you want to move the pen in a couple of years. Just pick up the whole lot and go. No problem.
    We do use some similar panels for a partridge pen. These we got from a closing down dog kennels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bogtrotter View Post
    OK that will work , still think it would be easier to build a conventional fence, is cost an issue? or do you have access to Heras panels for free.
    We have an offer of some used panels going cheap. I was worried about poult injuries/death. It would be a shame to lose birds for the sake of some cheap fencing.

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