Deer QuikFence® 5/60/12 Electric Netting
- 5 horizontal strands
- 60 in. tall
- String verticals every 12 in.
- Posts (built-in) every 12.5 ft., .75" dia.
- Post spikes (DS): .31" dia., 7" long.
Points to ConsiderDeer are creatures of habit—when breaking a habit (such as visiting a garden or tree planting) the deterrent must be strong. To accomplish this:
- Deer have a high internal resistance. So use an energizer that produces a strong, high output, high voltage pulse.
- Make sure the fence is always properly energized. Setting up the fence and installing the energizer a day or so later may seriously reduce its effectiveness.
- Bait the fence so deer are encouraged to touch the fence and thus receive a painful, memorable shock.
- If using a solar energizer, make sure it is facing due south—to take advantage of the most available sunlight. Never set the energizer in the shade.
Note: Deer, like goats, have high internal resistance because they have long thin legs, their hair is hollow, and their hooves are hard and dry. So it’s wise to use a “wide-impedance” fence energizer that is specifically designed for high resistance animals.
To InstallThe same “unroll and then unfold” process applies to all electrified nets. However, this net is heavier and post spikes are larger than our other nets (therefore more difficult to push into the soil). Because the rolls are long and heavy, installation requires 2 people. Extra line posts are usually not necessary but, due to the extra height and weight of this net, extra supports such as 11/16" FiberRods are useful at corners, curves and ends. You will need a fence energizer to electrify the net.
We suggest installing with two people. Why? Because of its extra weight and longer posts. It can be handled, installed and removed by one person, but having another person on each end of the posts doubles the productivity and makes it easier for both.
Pushing or stepping posts into the soil is still a one-person task. And so is pulling the posts out of the soil. But these tasks take more effort because the spikes are both larger and longer. (After all, it doesn’t work to have a strong, well-supported post without large and long spikes.
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To purchase QuikFence…
- Measure the proposed fence line.
- Calculate feet of net that needed. Example: A 150 ft fence line requires one 100 ft net, one 50 ft net.
- Count up the support posts for corners or ends. 6 ft steel T posts are advised though 6 ft 11/16" FiberRods also work. Both are available from Premier.
- Select an energizer, ground rod and a fence tester.
We offer many fences to fit your situation, including different heights and lengths, multiple colors, drivable posts and positive/negative options for dry soils. Questions? Call our fence consultants at
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.
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 post spikes 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.