Chicken Net 12/48/3
A yellow mesh of 12 horizontal twines (11 conductive) with string verticals every 3" is similar to PoultryNet 12/48/3, but with 1/10 the conductivity. Built-in line posts are spaced every 13'5". Chicken Net is not advised for fences longer than 500 ft.
Arrives to your door as a complete roll ready to install. For fences that involve curves, corners and directional change, or when aesthetics are a concern, purchase additional posts to reduce sag.
- Keep small flocks in the backyard. When managed well, chickens are an indispensable garden tool—turning pesky insects and weeds into rich compost.
- Rotate poultry to fresh grass as a food source and to reduce disease risks.
- Prevent raccoons, opossums, skunks, foxes, coyotes, dogs and other predators from killing poultry.
Chicken Net is not effective with baby chicks that are small enough to crawl through the net openings and therefore are not deterred by the electric shock.
Key Differences vs. PoultryNet
- 1/10 the conductivity of our premium nets, so it’s less suited for long fences.
- Not as easy to handle during removal and installation. The longer length between posts means more material to fold/roll. It’s also more apt to sag in uneven terrain.
- Yellow color is not as visible to animals (or humans) in low-light situations as compared to white/black fencing.
To InstallThe same “unroll and then unfold” process applies to all electrified nets. Minimal strength or skill needed (and no tools). Extra supports such as FiberTuff™ step-in posts are useful at corners, curves and ends. You will need a fence energizer to electrify the net.
Even for new users, it takes less than 10 minutes to go from out-of-the-box netting to installed fence. And it’s durable! Nets last over 10 seasons if used and stored properly. (Its mortal enemy is errant lawn mowers!)
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How To Purchase
- Measure the fence line.
- Choose the length and the amount of netting needed. (Example: A 240 ft fence line requires one 164 ft roll and one 82 ft roll.)
- Select an energizer kit (includes charger, ground rod and wireless tester).
- Add support posts as needed for ends, curves and corners, and any accessories.
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.