PoultryNet® Plus 12/48/3 Electric Netting
A 48" tall portable electric fence used to keep in chickens, ducks, geese and other poultry. PoultryNet® Plus is recommended for active, flighty birds and protection from large predators such as coyotes and dogs.
- Stops most predators
- Posts are built into the fence
- “Plus” nets include additional line posts to reduce sag
- Portable—one roll (100 ft) weighs only 23 lbs
Which PoultryNet® is right for you?We offer many fences to fit your situation, including complete kits, different heights and lengths, multiple colors, drivable posts and positive/negative options for dry soils. Visit this link to compare all PoultryNet options.
New to electric fence? Premier’s Starter Kits may be a good choice. They include netting, extra support posts, a solar fence energizer, ground stake and a digital tester.
No extra gates needed. Just turn off the energizer and pull the first post to create an opening. For added convenience, a PoultryNet® Gate can be used to provide easy access without the need to turn the energizer off.
PoultryNet® Plus 12/48/3 is identical to standard 48" PoultryNet, but to help with sagging, we’ve added more posts to shorten the distance between them (6'8" vs. 10'). More posts means less sag and a more versatile fence which adapts easily to curves and hills.
Double spike posts are more stable in soft soils. Green is available for those who prefer to have the fence blend into the background or landscape.
- Contain and control the movement of chickens, ducks and other poultry on a daily or weekly basis
- Rotate poultry to fresh grass as a food source and to reduce disease risks
- Keep small flocks in the backyard. When managed well, chickens are an indispensable garden tool—turning pesky insects and weeds into rich compost.
- Keeps out deer, bears, raccoons, rabbits, foxes, coyotes, stray dogs and skunks
- Can be used to contain and control livestock other than poultry, such as sheep, goats, cattle and guard dogs
|PoultryNet® Plus 12/48/3|
|Horizontal Strands||12 (11 conductive)|
|Vertical Strands||Plastic strings, spaced every 3"|
|Roll Length||50' or 100'|
|Color||White/Black or Green/Black|
|Electrical Resistance||35 Ω/per 1000'|
|Line Post Options||Double Spike (DS)|
|Line Post Material||White or Green PVC, 0.60" diameter|
|Distance Between Posts||6'8"|
|Horizontal Spacings||2", 2", 2", 2", 4", 4", 4", 6", 6", 8", 8"
(from bottom to top)
Each roll comes with 1 Warning Sign and 1 Repair Kit.
- #207018 - $1.87 per ft (100' b/w roll with double spike posts)
- #207017 - $2.22 per ft (50' b/w roll with double spike posts)
- #207021 - $1.87 per ft (100' green roll with double spike posts)
- #207022 - $2.22 per ft (50' green roll with double spike posts)
Ensure the net is at least 2" away from anything metal (e.g. T-posts, existing wire fences, spikes on support posts, etc.)
See PDFs and videos above for additional installation instructions.
Electric fence is a pain barrier, not a physical barrier. A common mistake is not electrifying it. Animals may escape or become entangled (and may die). On a % basis, entanglement is very rare, but it can and does occur. If animals are scared or starved it will not keep them in. The first time you put the animals in the net, you should be available to watch them for a while. That way if one were to get into the fence and get caught, you can turn the power off and get them loose.
Netting must be moved when tall grass covers the lower “hot” strands. The alternative? Apply a strip of herbicide to kill vegetation.
Warning! Due to risk of fire, do NOT use continuous output energizers with electric netting or electro-plastic conductors such as rope, twine or tape. Use only with a low or wide impedance intermittent pulse energizer. (Fi-Shock™ brand energizers which are sold as low impedance, continuous current output should NOT be used with electric netting.) All energizers sold on Premier’s website use an intermittent pulse and are suitable for use with electric netting.
Dry conditions and wintertime usage may reduce the effectiveness of electric fencing. Ice and heavy snow can flatten netting and thereby damage it.
Dry or frozen ground may cause posts to bend or break if inserted with force. Pilot holes may be needed. We recommend using drivable or single spike posts in hard soils. Double spike posts provide more stability when the ground is soft.
If possible, separate the fence into sections. Then progressively reconnect, checking voltage as you go. When the voltage drops, you’ve identified the section with the problem. Listen for snapping sounds. This occurs when a conductor is close to a grounded wire, metal objects, fallen branches, or other green vegetation causing a “short”. Shorts cause fence voltage to collapse and allow animals to touch the fence without feeling pain.
Listed below are recommended optional components. Your particular situation may require alternative recommendations. Please call and talk to our fence consultants if there are any questions at 800-282-6631.
Energizer KitsItem #113300 -
Solar powered 0.60 joule energizer used with electric fences to contain sheep, goats, poultry, swine, cattle and horses. Effective against predators.$285.00
2022 New ProductsItem #113610 -
Solar powered 0.8 output joule energizer for electric fences. Used to contain sheep, goats, poultry, swine, cattle and horses. Effective against predators.$294.00
Fence Connectors and AccessoriesItem #200008 -
Repair electric net fences simply, quickly and securely. No tools required! For electric netting and other 3mm conductors.$9.50
GatesItem #340605 -
Provides easy access in/out of netting enclosures without the need to turn off the fence energizer. Same electrified mesh as 48" tall PoultryNet®.$60.00
Fence Connectors and AccessoriesItem #201710 -
A handy repair kit that includes all of the essentials to patch tears and holes in electric net fences.$2.00
Fence Connectors and AccessoriesItem #200800 -
Clips fits to the spikes on standard electrified netting posts. Keeps bottom black strand in place and tensioned.$0.15
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Rachel L from Wisconsin
We use this for our goats. We trained them on a 36" green fence from Premier 1 and they did great. They outgrew it after a couple years and jumped right out.
William W from Wisconsin
I have waited to write this review for a month. I bought this fence in the starter kit and was not really happy with it from the get go. The netting length on the “hot” lines don’t really seem to be the the same length. It doesn’t matter how much tension I put in the fence the bottom “hot” line in a section lays on the ground. I’ve pulled it tight the wrapped the top wire around post’s to try and pull the wire off the ground but still not able to unless I use a corner stake in the middle of the section or it’s lying on the ground shorting. I really wanted this to live up to what everyone has said. And no I don’t live in any where with hills, our land is flat and I wish I could attached a photo of what I’m talking about. I also have a competitors fence (hence the reason for the delayed review) for my layers and it doesn’t do what the Premier 1 fence does on the bottom hot line. I also think that the fiberglass rods should be a little thicker to make them more ridged and the double spike should have a plastic step to help with ease on installation as my 8 year olds what to move the fence but slip off the spike when trying to install them.
Isidora D from New York
Our go-to for chicken fencing — it is easy to handle, and hardy. Netting does not rip easily, and posts are sturdy. We won’t get our netting anywhere else.
Linda A from Louisiana
Easy to put up and keeps chickens inside.
Claude M from Missouri
For years I’ve driven T-posts and wired up fencing around my garden and had to take it all down after the season. It was an all day job both times. Very stressful on my body. This stuff went up so easy and is so effective I’m just sick I didn’t find this fence years ago.