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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Robin W from Texas
Just purchased my 2nd fence to enlarge the area our chickens can free range safely. Fence works great to keep our dogs and other predators at bay. I can easily move the netting myself in less than 30-40 minutes with little issue. It does droop between posts, but a few extra posts placed strategically solves the issue. Will probably end up purchasing a 3rd net soon to create chicken paddocks so I don't have to worry about moving the netting, just move the chickens.
JoAnn J from NC
I love my recently purchased rolls of 164' single spike poultry fence. I have used it on broilers, laying hens, and even had a need to use it on my herd of nubian goats and it works wonderfully. One roll is used in a field where our cows graze and they no longer bother the broilers. We move it ever couple of days and it is so convenient and easy, my young daughters and I finish the chore in 15 to 20 minutes. Would have purchased the double spike, but they were on back order and I had no patience to wait. The single spike works better in some soil then others, however the convenience of moving it make up for any slight leaning it might do. Just stop by and readjust the poles and go on. Extremely easy to charge, we use solar charges we already had on other fence lines.
Will defineltly be purchasing more fence from Premier 1!! Thanks Premier 1.
Jayne S from Washington
I got this fence because my free ranging chickens were venturing a bit too far and the coyotes started picking off the more adventurous ones. Time to keep the girls closer to home.
This fence seems to be of very good quality and is easy to set up and move. I have not electrified it yet, but it definitely keeps everyone where I want them, including the banties who I thought would fly right out. We added a few stouter posts to support it in places and that helps the sagging problem that others have mentioned. I am really glad we got this and look forward to moving it around for our good girls.
I LOVE my new fence! The difference is amazing. This one is so much easier for me to move than what I had. Before, when I needed to move the chickens, it was a 2 or 3 person job and took about an hour. Now, I can do it all by myself and it takes about 15-20 minutes. That is worth A LOT to me.
Even better is that, since the whole fence is electric, the cows can no longer knock the chicken fence down. Talk about peace of mind.
Me and my birds are very pleased.
One negative is that it does sag a bit between polls. Mostly that isn't a problem, but I have had to use a few extra step-in posts to give it a little extra support. Also, even though I went with the double-pronged posts, the fence has tipped a bit in heavy wind. I think that it's really a combination of heavy wind and soft ground from the rain.
All in all though, I'm very pleased.
I use a lot of net products on our farm for both our poultry and our sheep & cattle. I move some form of net almost every day.
Poultry net is not designed very well to be moved on a regular basis. We move it weekly for older turkeys that day range. It works fine, but gets very droopy in the middle as it ages and requires additional support or a very robust charger. The 164 foot roll is heavy and because of that is hard to hold as you pick it up and then it gets prone to snagging and getting tangles. Poultry net does work well at keep poultry in and predators out, but if you can afford it go with several shorter rolls. I wish they still made the 36" high rolls. Honestly, I try to avoid using my poultry net until I absolutely have to. Consider using ENet if you have larger birds instead. It is lighter, it has vertical supports, and it is cheaper.