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16 minutes ago, coppicer said:

Thanks for the comments. Bit cash-constrained at the moment, so perhaps that's something for the future. Eyeballing it, the fencing looks like standard 1m height?

 

Do you not attach the wire to the pallet at all? I guess if you were transporting the pallet over rough ground (like my bumpy fields) you could just put a pair of ratchet straps over the top of the logs to form a cross, and use those to keep the netting of stable and in place.

I haven't used this system for quite a few years and can't remember the height of the fencing. I think it was about a mtr.

 

I used to staple the netting to the pallet but stopped doing this after a while.

 

I probably wouldn't recommend transporting these cages full over long distances of bumpy ground. They are more suited to being filled back at base.

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4 minutes ago, the village idiot said:

I haven't used this system for quite a few years and can't remember the height of the fencing. I think it was about a mtr.

And how do you do it now? (Sorry if the answer is in the thread I referenced earlier - haven't read the whole thing.)

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3 minutes ago, coppicer said:

And how do you do it now? (Sorry if the answer is in the thread I referenced earlier - haven't read the whole thing.)

No worries.

 

I use fully vented 'mosquito net' bags now. I get at least three years use out of them.

 

Keep in mind that I am running a commercial operation so your needs may well be different to mine.

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4 hours ago, the village idiot said:

I use fully vented 'mosquito net' bags now. I get at least three years use out of them.

That's pretty good for the price, isn't it. Do you have any particular favorite vendor/brand, or do you just use anything you can get hold of?

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1 hour ago, coppicer said:

That's pretty good for the price, isn't it. Do you have any particular favorite vendor/brand, or do you just use anything you can get hold of?

I use 'Bag Supplies'.

 

The fully vented 'mosquito' nets work best I have found. 

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Has anyone thought of using heras fencing to make cages ? you can buy them off of eBay damaged for a few quid ! I used to use vented bags but now use used stock fencing wrapped round pallets as I’ve got loads of it 500+ meters used 

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11 hours ago, the village idiot said:

No worries.

 

I use fully vented 'mosquito net' bags now. I get at least three years use out of them.

 

Keep in mind that I am running a commercial operation so your needs may well be different to mine.

So you use the 4 sided mosquito net, rather than the 2 sided?

 

Are they strong? As they do not look it, 

 

I was thinking of trying some

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9 hours ago, carpenter1 said:

So you use the 4 sided mosquito net, rather than the 2 sided?

 

Are they strong? As they do not look it, 

 

I was thinking of trying some

Yes, I use the 4 sided mosquito net bags. They seem pretty strong to me.

 

Some of them are on their 4th year now. 

 

I have about 600 in circulation. Of the 200 or so I purchased 4 years ago I have had to dispose of about half a dozen.

 

From my experience you should be pretty confident of getting 3 years use out of them. Potentially significantly longer if you take more care of them than I do!😁

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23 minutes ago, the village idiot said:

Yes, I use the 4 sided mosquito net bags. They seem pretty strong to me.

 

Some of them are on their 4th year now. 

 

I have about 600 in circulation. Of the 200 or so I purchased 4 years ago I have had to dispose of about half a dozen.

 

From my experience you should be pretty confident of getting 3 years use out of them. Potentially significantly longer if you take more care of them than I do!😁

Do you store them out of sun light? 

As I was just going to put a lorry sheet on top

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