PoultryNet® 12/48/3 (with drivable posts)
48" tall, portable electric fence used to contain chickens and other poultry. Same electrifiable mesh as PoultryNet® 12/48/3, but with stronger and stiffer drivable posts.
The drivable posts (.75" dia.) are much stronger and stiffer than standard line posts and can be pounded in with a dead-blow hammer or mallet. Fence installs easily in hard/frozen soils as well as soft soils. Pushing in posts is no longer necessary.
One roll (100 ft) weighs only 27 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.
Same mesh as standard 48" PoultryNet, but with stronger and stiffer drivable posts. Excellent for those with hard/frozen soils or that lack the hand-strength to insert the posts into soft soils. Brown drive-caps indicate these posts are drivable.
- 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.
|PoultryNet® 12/48/3 with Drivable Posts|
|Horizontal Strands||12 (11 conductive)|
|Vertical Strands||Plastic strings, spaced every 3"|
|Electrical Resistance||35 Ω/per 1000'|
|Line Post Options||Single Spike (DS)
Drivable Post (DP)
|Line Post Material||White PVC, 0.75" diameter|
|Distance Between Posts||12.5'|
|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.
- #201850 - $1.73 per ft (100' roll with drivable 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®.$60.00
Posts and Accessories
NetPost 19/48/DP (white) - For: PoultryNet 12/48/3, PermaNet Pro 11/48/6, ElectroFence Gates & PoultryNet GatesItem #205012 -
Replacement line posts for Premier’s netting. Designs for each type of net, double or single spike.$4.40
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 #206503 -
Replacement clip designed for the steel spikes on posts.$0.15
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Bruce D from Ohio
I am expanding my market garden and use this netting to protect my crops from animal pests. These are great for keeping the critters out of the produce and are easy to expand the coverage. These fences are up all year long and work great in all weather conditions.
Chris N from North Carolina
Super easy to install if you follow the instructions to keep the netting from getting tangled. I set it up by myself easily, but I recommend using two people to make the job faster. The spikes went in easily with no hammering, but our soil is not rocky and is fairly soft. I love this netting. This is the second time I have used Premier 1 netting products successfully to keep my chickens safe from dogs and other predators.
Ruth M from Oregon
I love the electric netting. Keeps my cow from moving the chicken tractor for me or letting the chicks out.
Wonderful for rotational grazing. Just be sure you follow the instructions for folding it up for moves and storage. Prevents a lot of frustration.
I seem to be expanding my netting a little every year. So useful. Think I want a short one for training though.
Martin D from Ontario, Canada
Great netting similar to the PoultryNet Plus and PermaNet.
We have ordered 2 other versions before. The thin posts on PoultryNet (a little flimsy for our needs) and the stiffer posts and closer spacing of PermaNet, both versions with the double spike base. (If you're not careful, the double spikes get tangled easily when you move the netting often).
I really like the longer drivable single spike base on this one and the ability to hammer it if necessary (it wasn't necessary on any of them). I agree with others—sag was an issue with the large spacing between posts, but because I read comments, I ordered enough spare posts to basically cut the spans in half for most of the run. I think now it is the perfect fence.
2 negatives - I REALLY wish it came in black/green. Our other Premier fences are black/green and this is not available in green. Boy it stands out! We prefer the more subtle/camouflaged look of the green (not as noticeable to neighbours/passersby). OR if they made the PermaNet with drivable posts that would also be the cats meow...for now I'll live with the white only option, or try the green PermaNet with the single posts (non drivable).
Still... the best fencing out there no matter which one you get. We are happy with all 3 versions, just learning which suits us best. (If Premier1 wants to use my suggestions, we are more than happy to be the first customer ;-)
You won't go wrong with this choice, just consider a few spare poles if you have any changes in grade. On a flat field, might not be as much of an issue.
Gail G from Georgia
I’m 67 and this is easy for me to use. Totally recommend and I’m about to order more.