PoultryNet® and PoultryNet® Plus 12/48/3 Kits
Use this netting kit to contain and control flighty birds while protecting them from unwanted predators. 48" tall.
You will need a fence energizer (see accessories tab) to electrify the net.
Recommended for active, flighty birds (e.g. Leghorns and Buttercups) and protection from large predators such as coyotes and dogs. For heavy, non-flying breeds, look to 42" PoultryNet kits, which is shorter and easier to handle.
Netting kit includes:
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.
PoultryNet “Plus” is identical to standard 48" PoultryNet, but to help with sagging, we’ve added more posts to shorten the distance between them (6'8" vs. 10'). More posts means less sag and a more versatile fence which adapts easily to curves and hills.
Double spike posts are more stable in soft soils.
- 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.
Netting kit includes:
- 100 or 164 ft roll of 48" PoultryNet or PoultryNet Plus single spike or double spike electric netting.
- 4 48" FiberTuff™ support posts.
PoultryNet 12/48/3 is a 48" electrifiable prefabricated fence. It arrives at your door as a complete roll with the single spike or double spike posts already built into the mesh/fence. Features 12 horizontals strands (11 conductive) with vertical strings placed every 3". “Plus” nets include additional line posts spaced every 6'8" to reduce sag. Add more rolls for a larger enclosure.
FiberTuff™ Posts provide additional support around curves, corners and other major directional changes. Use at end posts to help maintain tension on the fence.
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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Victoria G from Ohio
LOVE the PoultryNet. I did put it up by myself at first but it was very helpful when my husband got home to help me get it adjusted and less saggy. Spend the extra ten bucks and get the double spike - I don't care where you live - you're gonna want it. I'm gonna buy some extra posts too for more support but also for other non-electric fencing - the posts are great! My biggest worry was if the electric would seriously injure my cats - well, first evening my 8mos. old kitten got zapped; he took off like a shot but is just fine. The cats stay about a foot away - they seem to sense the electricity. Yeah - buy this fence - I'm VERY pleased with it. Easy breezy ~ does the job!
Jen H from Pennsylvania
Overall I am happy with the ease of use of this product. It installs quickly and easily and is also simple to move from one place to another. This is easiest done with two people but can be done alone. I got the double spike product and can see that I would have been unhappy with just the single spike poles, as even the double spike poles would benefit from a little more support.
Posts closer together and better corner posts would improve the product into the 5 star catagory. The five extra support posts in the kit are helpful, but they flex too much to offer the optimal support.
Word to the wise, the 48" product is not tall enough to keep in energetic chickens without clipping wings.
I got this with the P5 energizer kit. That kit is plenty strong enough to handle the load of this fence.
Katie L from Oregon
I bought the netting (without a charger) just to give my chickens more free range and to protect my garden beds. It's worked great - but I did buy the 2-prong posts, as my soil is heavy clay - easy to work with in the winter, but I'm sure will be impossible this summer. That said, I agree that the end posts need to have another color on them, as they are hard to find. I ended up with a bit of a mess until I finally found them. So far, even my "flyer" in the bunch is staying put, but I still lock them up at night. Perhaps, at some point, I will get the charger, but at this time the extra space is really nice and keeps them happy.
The fencing works great once you get enough poles to support it. The poles and extra five it comes with is no where near enough to support it correctly. Go ahead when you order the fence and get at least 15 additional support post. I would certainly buy it again.
Installation of the poultry net was simplified by watching the how to videos first (a couple of times) and seeing it done and then doing it. Took me, a small woman, about two hours to install the poultry net. I was a little confused about corners so watched the video again and see my mistake that will be fixed when I move the fence in a couple of weeks. The girls (hens) are not old enough to enjoy their freedom from the coop yet but the fence is keeping dogs and coons away from their coop. I felt the net is working as described and love the solar energizer purchased to power it. Very simple installation all around - wish the posts would go into clay soils easier is about the only negative.