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 - $1.52 per ft (82' roll with single spike posts)
- #207015 - $1.18 per ft (164' roll with double spike posts)
- #207010 - $1.73 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.
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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Donald K from Louisiana
Exactly as described! Out of the box and ready to use in a few minutes. Our first setup snaked out of the barn and through a gate to a nice circle for our young layers to get their first taste of the outdoors. Even with an S shape the net does well supported by a few extra plastic posts. The birds are still a bit small and can wiggle through, but they get a series of shocks as they squeeze through and aren't likely to do it again. We ordered two poultry nets and used one to move the sheep and contain them for a few days while we reconfigured the electric fence paddocks they are normally in. Very Versatile!!! I can see how the PLUS netting would be beneficial if you had to make turns or go over uneven ground, but this netting is more than adequate for our gently sloped property and planned use for containing/protecting around 200 laying hens.
Ross C from California
These fences work. I bought some cheaper fences from another company, and they disintegrated. These cost a little more, but they're the ones to get.
Richard H from Virginia
Very happy with this fence, light years easier to work with than single spiked fence! The only real improvement I would suggest is making the spikes of a stronger metal, as we have bent a few with use.
Nick S from Vermont
This is the second length of the 12/48/3 poultry net that i've purchased. The first one worked quite well and i decided to purchase a second for easier rotation of our animals.
The fence is of high quality construction, which is typical and expected from Premier, in my opinion. Solid and mostly thoughtful construction.
My one complaint about this fence is that it came with an odd number of panels (17 total), which means it is impossible to set up as a square without purchasing additional posts, or removing one post and re-working it to have equally sized panels again. Quite annoying to me, especially considering the 82' length comes with an even number (8 panels). I can't fathom the reason for this, and customer support pretty much told me they don't care and that i should buy more posts.
Winston S from AL
This product is great! Could they provide a better product? Yes, but not at this cost. There is not another fence product I could put up this fast, move this easily, for as little money than poultry netting.
What I have: 164’ PoultryNet 12/48/3, double spike. I used my own fence 15 mile fence charger that I had, and I got plastic post from Tractor Supply for the corners. My soil is clay, and it was wet and soft when I installed.
I watched the installation video on the website. Then went out and had it up very quickly with just me and my 3 year old. It is easy to layout and put up. It might not be easy if you do not watch the video though. When I first put it up I thought of a couple things that would make it better. I admit the posts in the netting seemed a little flimsy at first. But everything I thought of would have made it heavier and more expensive. The sign of a good design is the right compromise. The only thing some might find worth the extra money is the closer posts, which can be had with PoultryNet Plus. To me the shorter lengths, extra weight, and extra money are not worth it, but if a little sagging really bothers you then get the Plus. The more solid the corner posts the tighter you can get the net. I might try small metal posts for the corners in the future.
It was very easy to push in the ground. Yet my soil was wet. As I was thinking about how hard my clay soil gets when dry, I was glad I got the double spike to have something to step on when putting it in the ground.
My yellow lab has already tested it and the fence won. She no longer has any desire to try again.
I plan on buying another in the future.