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.
- 48" tall installed
- 12 horizontal strands (11 conductive)
- Horizontals are white and black. Visible for humans and animals against all backgrounds.
- Horizontal spacings from bottom to top are: 2", 2", 2", 2", 4", 4", 4", 6", 6", 8", 8"
- Verticals are white plastic strings placed every 3"
- Line posts (0.60" dia.) are available with a single spike (SS) or double spike (DS)
- Line posts are made from PVC and are spaced every 10'
- Post spikes are 6" long and 0.26" dia.
- Available in 82' or 164' lengths
- 35 ohms of resistance per 1000'
Each roll comes with 1 Warning Sign and 1 Repair Kit.
- #201825 - $1.07 per ft (164' roll with single spike posts)
- #201820 - $1.48 per ft (82' roll with single spike posts)
- #207015 - $1.13 per ft (164' roll with double spike posts)
- #207010 - $1.68 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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Tom B from Texas (East - Piney Woods)
Based on initial experience it's working well. I'm actually using it sort of backwards, as a temporary fence to keep my dogs IN the backyard, and then future will build a permanent yard fence, and use the poultry net for chickens. But it's proven to work. One of the dogs tried to test it, and got what he deserved. He only tried that once!
As far as setup, I found the spike on the bottom to be very solid. My soil was so hard I had to drive the spike in with a hammer (hit top of the spike, not the post). I strung it out through big weeds and over uneven ground. It is a bit cumbersome, but that's to be expected. Tested all the way around with voltmeter and it's all checking out to have full current through the whole fence.
So far I'm very happy with it, and based on this experience already plan to order more as needed in the future.
Ryan S from Iowa
Nice fencing, but a bit pricy. Works as a good barrier to protect and enclose poultry. Fence tends to sag though, as the posts included with the fence are not rigid enough to give it sufficient support. I typically have to use corner posts to put in intermittent spots to fix the sagging areas.
Jessica M from North Carolina
We lost about 80% of our chickens to a fox before getting this fencing. We always put off getting it because it felt expensive, but I realised it's actually about the same as a similar length of four foot chicken wire + posts, and not only provides AWESOME predator protection (we haven't lost one bird since using it!) but is very easily reusable. I'm a complete convert and in the future will always go for Premier 1 first!
Leevi W from Kansas
Net was received quickly and packaged very well to prevent damage. The net is tall which means more tension is needed to keep it tight. Tie the corners off to an additional posts and you won't have a problem. The double spike is nice to put in compared to the single because you can step on it.
Jan L from New Hampshire
The fence works well. It is much easier to put up or take down if you have two people. You do need additional posts in some places, but that seems to be the case with all net fences.