I have used portable electric netting to do lots on our property. We use it to make 10 different paddocks for the sheep, we use it to contain the dog and we use it to keep the chickens out of the garden.
Currently, I am using two of the lengths of fence to make a paddock for the sheep on the lower portion of our property. The sheep paddock spans a bit over half of the width of our property, so I use the last section of fencing to make a spot for the dog that spans the rest of the property. This keeps the sheep contained, the dog separated from the chickens and the chickens out of the garden. In theory.
Only one of our lengths of fencing is poultry netting, the other two were designed for sheep and have bigger holes that the chickens can get through, but typically they don’t. This morning I looked out to find that the dog had caught one of my chickens.
What makes a chicken think that the best place to graze and hunt for bugs is in a pen where the dog is contained? I can only do so much to protect the chickens. He’s, we rescued the chicken that the dog was sucking on. Aside from a bit of dog saliva in the feathers, no harm was done. Maybe some psychological damage, but it’s really hard to tell.