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.
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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Thomas T from Ohio
I am really happy with the netting, it was easy to set up, keeps the chickens in and holds up well in wind. We had 30-40 mph wind gusts after I set it up and it held up with no problems. I like that the poles flex with the wind. Great product. I will order more in the near future.
Matthew J from OR
Works great. No chicken losses since purchasing the fence. Chickens respect it and stay away. Easy to setup, easy to move. The net does sag a bit even with fiberglass posts. I use a short T post and some sisel string at the corners (if I want to get rid of the sag - but the chickens dont care, they stay away regardless). I'm going to order 2 more rolls.
CINDY B from NE Ohio
Love Love Love my poultry net! I had to read the directions a few times before it clicked, but after that, my 6 y/o daughter & I installed the entire net! I had trouble finding the "lead" post but once I found it, it was smooth sailing! The netting sags quite a bit in between posts so I installed Fiberglas posts in between. Now it's perfect! I'm raising broilers n they are loving all the space to roam! I'm even considering purchasing another for our Pygmy goats...will it keep them in?
Lori M from Bismarck, ND
We purchased this net along with an energizer kit to keep our small flock of chickens safe and be able to move them around on grass during the warm summer months. It was very easy to set up and arrived very quickly after purchase. Our only other comment would be that we did not realize the current was a pulse rather than constantly on. It is not a problem, it just would have been nice to know.
Paul K from Eden Hills of Kentucky
I bought two sections of this netting to protect a persimmon/pawpaw orchard and a berry patch from wild animals. I also purchased a PRS 100 energizer. After one month of use I am happy with the quality and performance of the system. My orchard is on a 30% slope recently cleared of forest; the ground is steep and irregular and the netting didn't go up as easily as shown on the Premier video and the end result is not as pretty. But it works. Suggestion: buy a lot of extra posts if you are on a steep slope to adjust for natural sag. I purchased (from Premier) addition step in corner posts and later also bought (from local ag supply) some fibreglass posts with screw-on insulators that could be adjusted to raise the bottom fence strands. Finally: product delivery and support from Premier has been great. Everything was delivered rapidly and all my questions answered quicky via email.