PoultryNet® 12/48/3 Electric Netting
A prefabricated, portable electric fence that has 12 horizontal strands (11 conductive), is 48" tall installed and has string verticals every 3". Built-in line posts are spaced every 10'.
Keeps in chickens, ducks, geese and other poultry while keeping their ground-based predators out. Recommended for active, flighty birds. The taller 48" net is more likely to discourage large predators such as coyotes and dogs.
Arrives to your door as a preassembled fence. One roll (164 ft) weighs only 24 lbs. You will need a fence energizer to electrify the net.
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.
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.
- 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, bear, 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.
|Horizontal Strands||12 (11 conductive)|
|Vertical Strands||Plastic strings, spaced every 3"|
|Roll Length||82' or 164'|
|Electrical Resistance||35 Ω/per 1000'|
|Line Post Options||Single Spike (SS)
Double Spike (DS)
|Line Post Material||White PVC, 0.60" diameter|
|Distance Between Posts||10'|
|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.
- #201825 - $1.12 per ft (164' roll with single spike posts)
- #201820 - $1.55 per ft (82' roll with single spike posts)
- #207015 - $1.18 per ft (164' roll with double spike posts)
- #207010 - $1.76 per ft (82' roll with double spike posts)
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 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.
With PoultryNet, the bottom hot wire can slip off of the plastic portion of the end posts onto the metal spikes. This will cause a dead short and no energy will be on the fence. Unhook the energizer and slide the hot wire back onto the post. Reconnect the energizer to the net and test.
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.
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®.$58.00
Posts and AccessoriesItem #202202 -
Replacement line posts for Premier’s netting. Designs for each type of net, double or single spike.$2.32
Posts and AccessoriesItem #207012 -
Replacement line posts for Premier’s netting. Designs for each type of net, double or single spike.$3.30
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 -
Clip designed for the spikes on standard netting posts. Keeps bottom black strand from sliding up and creating a gap at the bottom of the net.$0.12
Fence Connectors and AccessoriesItem #202203 -
Replaces lost, misplaced or broken plastic caps (for posts 0.575" in diameter) on netting posts. Holds top strand of net in place so there is less sagging.$0.20
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Jason J from Central VA
This fencing makes it super easy to have a mobile run. We got it kind of in a rush because some neighbors complained that our free rangers were ranging a bit too freely. We are currently using this to fence in our future garden so our chickens can work it a bit before winter hits and we let it settle. It's incredibly easy to set up, tear down, move, and store. I love how portable it is.
The one thing that lacks the 5th star is that the posts are a little too flexible. It will be much more useful to have corner support posts with this netting. Using the built-in as a corner isn't super useful because while the bottoms stay in well, the tops flex a lot and don't keep the top of the net tight enough. My 48" net sags to about 3" without corners. I know I can buy corners extra, but not having purchased the netting before I didn't know how essential the corners would be. Slightly stronger built-in posts might help this problem a lot.
Still, highly recommended.
Kayla D from Iowa
We love this fence. We bought it to intially pasture our turkeys, which worked like a dream. We moved the fence every other day. It was so easy- this mom plus two or three kids ages 8-12 could move and set up the entire 164' of fence from start to finish in about 30 minutes. We purchased a few of Premier's support rods to try out, and didn't like them at all. We found that t-posts and bungee cords worked better than Premier's support rods to support the corners and prevent sagging. We never once had a problem with predators. Now we are using the fence to contain our chickens between their coop and a section of the pasture. It works great, although the more determined chickens sometimes fly out of the fence. So easy to use--highly recommend and has multiple uses. Provides enough of a shock that our turkeys and calves all learned to respect the fence after just one shock.
Wayne D from pa.
love the net fence ease to move and setup ideal for many uses
Gordon H from Oklahoma
Purchased a 100' a few months back. I move the flock about ever 2 weeks. Purchased the 164' to give them more area to work for next years garden. I have no worries at night that the fence is keeping my chickens safe from outside predators. Works great, easy to move and set up.
Alexandra K from Central NY
This fence gets 3 stars from us as it fulfills the basic purpose of a long poultry electric fence that is overall well made. It does not get 5 stars because of 2 things: the vertical poles are flimsy, they bend with the slightest pull of the fence so the fence is sagging more than it stays stretched, particularly at the corners. We compare it with a shorter poultry fence that we bought last year from Premier 1. Second, the distance between the poles is too long for the fence to be stretched correctly. I would call this poor design, again compared to the shorter fence that we have. With both these challenges we were disappointed not to receive at least 4 extra poles, to keep the corners straight, at least. Any slope on the ground requires extra poles to prevent serious sagging. At least 4 extras should be included in the price because without them you just don't have a fence. If not included, it should be at least pointed out at the time of purchase that they are really necessary.