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 22.5 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 (SS)
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)
|Cost||$1.87 per foot|
Each roll comes with 1 Warning Sign and 1 Repair Kit.
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.
2023 New ProductsItem #113610 -
Solar powered 0.8 output joule energizer for electric fences. Used to contain sheep, goats, poultry, swine, cattle and horses. Effective against predators.$294.00
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
Fence Connectors and AccessoriesItem #200008 -
Repair electric net fences simply, quickly and securely. No tools required! For electric netting and other 3mm conductors.$9.50
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
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.$0.20
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Lora C from South Carolina
The poultry fence is ineffective without extra posts. The sag folds the fence on the ground like an accordion. My poultry are small enough at nine weeks that they can squeeze through even the smallest part of the 'mesh'.
I ordered more posts and a gate - will try again when these chicks are chickens.
For baby chicks, look to Shock-Or-Not Poultry Fence which includes a chick-tight mesh along the bottom.
Fabien P from Idaho
Awesome. Very easy to use. Fast set up. Love this product!
Barbara M from Nebraska
We rotate our chicken grazing area on a weekly basis and the single spike drivable posts are far easier to move (with or especially without assistance) than double spiked posts that we use to fence our garden. We choose not to electrify the fence because we don't have ground predators during the day and the chickens are in a coop overnight. Premier 1 has outstanding customer service and stands behind their products. The fence does sag somewhat and it would be nice to have the option of this fence with post spacing similar to PoultryNet plus, but still overall it gets the job done.
Nate G from Missouri
We got the 48" because we already has a 42" which unfortunately has become a 24" to 32" in a years time. The material unevenly sags from top to bottom (more so on the upper strands and we need to use step in posts between the net posts to maintain the original height. I’m sure it’s a bit challenging to create this product but the materials and construction just aren’t at a point to be called reliable over time. It’s very useful and I can’t say it hasn’t fulfilled its purpose. just that it takes buying more posts to do it.
Nancy T from Texas
Easy install and now the chickens have more roaming room without messing on the whole yard. We aren’t needing the electric hooked up at this time but got just in case.