PoultryNet® Plus 12/48/3 Electric Netting
A 48" tall portable electric fence used to keep in chickens, ducks, geese and other poultry. Recommended for active, flighty birds and protection from large predators such as coyotes and dogs.
For fences that involve curves, corners and directional change, or when aesthetics are a concern, “Plus” nets include additional line posts to reduce sag. Line posts are spaced every 6'8" (vs. 10' for standard 48" PoultryNet).
Each roll is a complete fence with the posts already built into the mesh/fence. One roll (100 ft) weighs only 23 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.
PoultryNet® Plus 12/48/3 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. Green is available for those who prefer to have the fence blend into the background or landscape.
- 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, bears, 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® Plus 12/48/3|
|Horizontal Strands||12 (11 conductive)|
|Vertical Strands||Plastic strings, spaced every 3"|
|Roll Length||50' or 100'|
|Color||White/Black or Green/Black|
|Electrical Resistance||35 Ω/per 1000'|
|Line Post Options||Double Spike (DS)|
|Line Post Material||White or Green PVC, 0.60" diameter|
|Distance Between Posts||6'8"|
|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.
- #207018 - $1.67 per ft (100' b/w roll with double spike posts)
- #207017 - $1.96 per ft (50' b/w roll with double spike posts)
- #207021 - $1.67 per ft (100' green roll with double spike posts)
- #207022 - $1.96 per ft (50' green 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 #207012 -
Replacement line posts for Premier’s netting. Designs for each type of net, double or single spike.$3.30
Posts and AccessoriesItem #207013 -
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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Adam M from Indiana
Watched a neighbors cat walk around the perimeter of this netting not able to get in and get one of my chickens. Net definitely keeps critters out if properly energized! I initially set up the fence without the support posts for the corners and it did sag like they say. Highly recommend purchasing the support posts for the corners or at least using ground stakes and rope. The net will sag without the added support on corners.
Netting does what it should and I would recommend! My next purchase is probably going to be a better charger than the 20 mile Rural King solar charger (does great for single strand but not to my liking for this netting).
Torie B from Tennessee
Ordered this poultry net for our very flighty chickens. It is the perfect height to keep them in. We also decided on the PoultryNet Plus for the extra poles to reduce sagging and it works beautifully! Our previous net was not from Premier 1 and it was no where near the quality of this fence!
Alton A from New Hampshire
Purchased two of the PoultryNet Plus 100' nets a few years ago. These units are the best for keeping birds in and keeping critters out (when electrified).
I purchased another 100 ft. this year to give the birds even more roaming space. All join together perfectly. The area I live has all the ground predators you can think of. Great product if you like to move fences around as I do.
Charity E from California
The fence works well in the raining months, however when it's time for summer the soil becomes rock hard. I'd recommend the (DP) Drivable Posts. They will save you a lot of time with a little bit more effort but trust me you wont regret it. Overall the fence does what it's intended, just best to do your research about your region if you're new to the area. Luckily Premier 1 sells replacement posts so it was a small cost but effective solution. I recommend the product, just not for this region.
Timothy E from Tennessee
I've had the fence up for about 2 weeks now. I bought the starter set with solar, battery, 100' fence, and it came with 4 extra strong poles for corners and a tester so you know the fence is hot.
I charged the battery the whole night after it arrived and it's been raining a lot so very cloudy but 4-6 hours a day has not run the battery dead. The whole netting thing was super easy to set up by myself. I used the weed wacker to trim the grass down around the fence line because my neighbor told me that grass touching the bottom lines could ground them, not sure if that's true but it was only 5 extra minutes to trim the grass.
The price was not cheap but I also didn't want to deal with a cheap system. The extras in the starter set were really nice. I made my fence into a circle and the 4 extra strong poles for corners that came in the starter pack were super helpful on the downhill slope. I also bought an extra 100' of fence and it seems like the battery will have not issues keeping 200' going with sunlight only (at least I think it can but can't comment for sure yet).
On that note I am completely satisfied with the whole system but if I had to say a negative thing it would be that it would be helpful if there were status lights on the battery. Something like 4 lights when it's full, and one light blinking when the battery is very low (like not getting enough sun to charge). But, so far having it on for 4-6 hours a day in the afternoon the system stays on just fine. The instructions do say that the battery light will blink red when it's low, so they do have a way for you to know that it's low. And my chickens only got zapped about 4 times. After that I have not seen any get zapped. So, once the fence is hot the first day I think you could actually not even turn it on most days and they would think it was still on. However, if a raccoon or the neighbor's dogs came by I would want them to get zapped which is the main reason I bought the fence.
Also a feature that I didn't realize until I was setting it up is that you can attach your battery red (hot) cable to any point on the fence and it electrifies the whole thing. Based on where I get sun I needed my solar to be in the middle of the fence and you just clamp the red line from the battery to the fence anywhere and it works.
So, in summary this fence was recommended by my neighbor and it's working great and was super easy to set up.