Chicken Net 12/48/3
A prefabricated fence that has 12 horizontal twines (11 conductive); is 48" tall installed, and has string verticals every 3". Keeps in chickens, ducks, geese and other poultry while keeping their ground based predators out.
White PVC posts are built into the mesh every 13.6 ft. The result, when energized properly, is a nearly impenetrable mesh to sheep, goats, coyotes and dogs.
How does it compare to PoultryNet?
- Has 10 times more electrical resistance (380 Ω/1000 ft) so it's less suited for fences more than 1000 ft long.
- Not as easy to handle during removal and installation (longer length between posts means more material to fold/roll).
- Yellow color not as visible in light/dark situations as white/black.
- To contain and control the movement of chickens, ducks and other poultry.
- To prevent raccoons, coyotes, foxes, bears, dogs and other nonflying predators from killing poultry.
- To rotate poultry to fresh grass and to reduce disease risks.
|Chicken Net 12/48/3
|12 (11 conductive)
|Plastic strings spaced every 3"
|82' or 164'
|380 Ω/per 1000'
|Line Post Options
|Single Spike (SS)
|Line Post Material
|White PVC, 0.51" diameter
|Distance Between Posts
|2", 2", 2", 2.5", 2.5", 4.5", 4.5", 6", 6", 6.5", 9.5"
(from bottom to top)
Each roll comes with 1 Warning Sign and 1 Repair Kit.
- #208440 - $1.01 per ft (164' roll with single spike posts)
- #208444 - $1.41 per ft (82' roll with single spike posts)
See PDFs and videos above for additional installation instructions.
This is a pain barrier, not a physical barrier. If animals are scared or starved it will not keep them in.
It is best to have animals trained to electric fencing before you turn them out in the net only. 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.
It has 380 ohms of resistance instead of 38 like PoultryNet. It’s not advised for fences longer than 2 to 3 nets.
We’re aware that the lower price of this net will encourage folks to choose this version. Think carefully before you do. Customers who are unhappy with netting are often those who’ve chosen its farmstore/catalog equivalents. So why do we offer it? Because it is similar to nets from other sources—and comparisons make decisions easier. If unsure, give us a call at 800-282-6631 and ask to speak to consultant. They will help you make the optimal netting choice for your fencing needs.
Use only with a low or wide impedance intermittent pulse energizer.
Warning! Do NOT use continuous output energizers with electric netting due to risk of fire. (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.
Dry or frozen ground many cause the NetPost spikes to bend or break if inserted with force. Pilot holes may be needed.
Energizer KitsItem #113610 -
Solar powered 0.8 output joule energizer for electric fences. Used to contain sheep, goats, poultry, swine, cattle and horses. Effective against predators.$284.00
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 #200700 -
Replaces lost or broken plastic caps (for posts 0.51" in diameter) on netting posts. Holds top strand of net in place so there is less sagging.$0.16
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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Melanie F from Pennsylvania
We got this fence to expand the pasture area for our chickens. We purchased additional stakes to place between each post to add support and prevent drooping before receiving this fence as we had purchased a similar fence in the past and knew what to expect. It arrived quickly. I reinforced the corners with rope and ground stakes as we do not plan to move the fence too often.
We have some small pullets at the moment that can slip through our old electric netting fence but they do not try with this one.
Our terrain is not even but installation was easy and the fence is working great. We purchased a second fence after buying the first one and expanded the chicken area to 3 rolls of fencing. A deer did get stuck in the fence and tore a small hole in it so I tied survey tape on each section to help increase visibility as this fence is hard to see at night and our fence is partially in a wooded area.
Tom B from Minnesota
I love Premier 1, and I highly recommend them in general. I’ve been surprised by their swift delivery and their vast catalogue. However, if you are looking at animal fencing, I would *not* recommend this fence. You pay a bit more for the PoultryNet Plus option, but after testing both out, the additional cost for the PoultryNet is absolutely worth it. Do yourself a favor and get the PoultryNet Plus. You’ll be glad you did.
Patricia K from Illinois
Super quick shipping. Fence works well and the price is great.
April E from Minnesota
Michelle H from Illinois
Easy enough to install, my two issues are with the posts. Firstly, it would be nice if a foot peg was added to be able to push the post more easily into the ground, the current design makes it more awkward to push into the soil and almost impossible in a more rocky type soil. Secondly, while the post flexibility is nice there is almost too much bend, it could be a bit more stable without needing a more stable post added to it.
I ordered this due to needing it right away and could not wait for the other to be in stock.
The netting portion itself is well made and gave my flock pause until they realized it was not electrified. We have not attempted to electrify it yet until we have it more secure and not drooping causing a possible short.