Pal-Mates … weekend web tip

Netting of enclosures — the times they are a-changing an old song goes...

Bird flu isn't a myth or a conspiracy. The way we keep our birds is going to evolve and netting a waterfowl collection is worth serious thought.

• Prevents predation of birds and eggs
• Reduces food bill
• Reduces disease transfer from wild birds
• Keeps migratory birds out
• Contains non-native species
• Avian Influenza biosecurity compliant
• Allows keeping of free winged species
• Modern netting allows large areas to be covered

• Keeps large leaves off the pond

• Difficult, but not impossible to work with mature trees
• Not so pretty
• Heavy wet snow can sit on it
• Leaves can sit on it
We will have a feature in Winter Waterfowl on overhead netting.
Overhead netting