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.
Energizer KitsItem #113300 -
Solar powered 0.60 joule energizer used with electric fences to contain sheep, goats, poultry, swine, cattle and horses. Effective against predators.$285.00
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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Daniel L from Washington
Great netting. We had already been using 6 strands of sheep netting for our ewes. I wish we purchased this netting from the beginning, as it works great for poultry AND sheep. The sheep netting does not work well for poultry, unless the birds are used to the mesh. We will definitely be ordering more as we grow, and if Premier1 continues to make quality, affordable products.
bruce k from washington state
I purchased 3 lengths of the poultrynet fencing, on advice of other sheep producers. The smaller mesh holes in the poultry version being too small for lambs to get their heads into. Unfortunately the top of the fence has many hole that a lamb can get their head into while trying to jump the fence.
I have lost 2 lambs to this fence and I am not at all pleased with this product.
The first problem is that the poles are not correctly spaced to keep the net from contacting the ground, which means that either you have to mow a path for the fence or you need to add posts, or you need to tie up the center of the mesh to keep it from being ground out.
Even with short grass, this fence has strangled two of my lambs to death. I wanted a solution to prevent my sheep from being eaten by coyotes while grazing pastures remote from the house, and in retrospect, I have now lost more sheep to this fence than I usually lose from coyotes in a typical season. I would have been better off with coyotes.
I wrote up entries on my blog that talk about the sag in the center between posts. You'll find them in the links below:
I would expect this product to work out of the box, with appropriate spacing of posts and sufficient strength in the field posts to hold the net off the ground. They could fix the strangulation problem by making the net holes small enough that no animal could get its head into the hole. Perhaps offer that for a few dollars more?
Nancy B from new york
I love this fencing - I use it without electricity at this point and it is easy to work with and effective for chickens.
Victoria G from Ohio
This is awesome fencing to work with. Last year I bought one 164' roll, double spike, and the solar energy kit - loved it so much I just purchased two more rolls (for my expanding flock). Easy and effective. Very satisfied!
Ed R from Northern Virginia
The net appears sturdy and durable and is easy to install. The double spikes are essential as they provide an easy means to step on the spike to push it into the ground and prevent it from easily being pushed over. I do NOT recommend the 164' PoultryNet because the posts are spaced too far apart and are not rigid enough to keep the bottom row or two of wires from sagging on the ground, shorting out the fence. Perhaps the PoultryNet Plus would work, but it is not available in the 164' length. However, since the built-in posts and the corner kit posts are all flexible and bend easily, I'm not confident the PoultryNet Plus won't have sagging issues as well.