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Securing Chicken Tractor with Net

Chicken Tractor: Advantages of netting

 img…1 Arks or mobile chicken tractors as they are called are an effective option for confined ranging chickens. Farmers can custom-build their own chicken tractor or purchase a ready-made tractor. However, the chicken tractor can be of any size, the most important thing to consider is the size of the garden. It is better for farmers to shape their chicken house according to the available space in the garden. Another very important thing to consider in the use of chicken tractors to raise birds is protection. The structure has to be protected from predators and pilfering. Considering the gravity of the damages predators can cause, chicken farmers must strategize and adopt a better way to secure their livestock. There are many advantages in netting chicken houses.  First, the main aim is to ensure that predators do not have access to the birds. The netting material if properly installed can withstand the aggression and pressure predators are likely to mount on it. In addition, netting can also prevent other animals that spread diseases once they enter into the chicken house. An example of such animal is rodents. This also depends on the hole sizes of the net. If rodents are problems in a particular area, then the netting’s hole-sizes should be small enough to prevent rodents from gaining entrance into the chicken tractor. Netting can also prevent birds from the wild from coming in contact with chickens. These birds carry diseases that pose serious health risk to birds. They travel far and wide and contract diseases that can affect chickens

. Choosing net for chicken tractor

There are few but important things chicken farmers must take into considerations when choosing nets for their chicken tractors. The net is provided as a barrier to predators and other disease-causing animals and so must have such qualities. Nets are very easy to install on chicken tractors. They are cut to size and placed around the structure firmly. Nets should be installed firmly for proper protection and to withstand pressure from predators. Durability is another factor to consider when choosing nets for chicken housing. UV stabilized nets have the capacity to withstand UV rays from the sun and are also highly durable. Protecting chicken houses with a net is economical and also makes management much easier. Predators can cause severe losses once they have access to the livestock. There are different grades and type of nets farmers can choose from. It is a matter of choice and the type of predator that are rampant in the area. Anyone can raise birds using netting irrespective of the sizes or number of birds in question. The chicken house can be built to the required size that suits the available garden space.

Hortomallas Hortomallas

HORTOMALLAS manufactures and markets crop support nettings (trellising and tutoring as alternatives to the raffia twine labor intensive traditional system) that increase crop quality. Our Mission is to: INCREASE VEGETABLE CROP YIELD AND PROFITABILITY TO ALL THOSE VEGETABLES THAT NEED TUTORING AND SUPPORT USING NETTING INSTEAD OF RAFFIA. Since 1994 we help professional growers and farmers improve their cucumber, tomatoes, melon, zucchini, bean, chile, peppers crops where trellises and supports are needed. HORTOMALLAS is the ideal system for cucurbitacea and solonacea to improve their phytosanitary conditions, while increasing the solar exposure and the brix degrees. Besides the obvious labor costs savings, the use of HORTOMALLAS increases the life span of the plant, allowing longer periods of harvests and of a greater quality. Call us, our crop specialists will help you with specialized attention in the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula!

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