Shock-Or-Not™ Poultry Fence & Kit
A multi-purpose electric poultry net fence with a non-electrifiable chick-tight mesh along the bottom. This combination allows you to use the enclosure as a non-electrified day pen for small birds, or electrified for effective predator protection day and night.
Each roll of netting is a complete fence with the posts already built into the mesh/fence. 48" tall.
When to electrify—It’s important to electrify the fence in areas where predators are a nuisance, or if your birds will be unsupervised for long periods of time. Without a proper deterrence, animals will not learn to respect the fence and, unfortunately, will test it. You will need a fence energizer to electrify the net.
When not to electrify—Some folks prefer to watch their birds during the day and take them in at night. They can use a non-energized fence.
If your flock is not under constant supervision, then we strongly advise that you electrify the fence. Non-electrified netting will not stop predators.
The chick-tight mesh allows it to be used non-energized (birds can’t squirm through the 3/4" spacings). For nighttime protection against predators, electrify the netting or move birds into a coop.
Poultry Net Fences Compared
- 48" tall installed
- Double spike (DS) line posts (0.60" dia.) are made from PVC and are spaced every 6'8"
- Post spikes are 6" long and 0.26" dia.
- 100' roll length
- 12 black horizontal strands (11 conductive)
- Lowest electrified strand is 4" above ground level
- Horizontal spacings from bottom to top are: 2", 2", 2", 2", 4", 4", 4", 6", 6", 8", 8"
- Verticals are black plastic strings placed every 3"
- 35 ohms of resistance per 1000'
- Chick-tight Mesh:
- Non-conductive black nylon mesh (3/4" spacings) attached along the bottom 16" of the netting to contain small birds
Each roll comes with 1 Warning Sign and 1 Repair Kit.
Kit Contains:4 additional FiberTuff™ step-in support posts for corners and ends.
See PDFs and videos above for additional installation instructions.
It is best to train animals to electric fence before you turn them out in the net only. 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.
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 netting. We do not recommend the use of electric netting during harsh winter conditions—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.
Tall grass: mow the fenceline prior to installing the net. This reduces grass contact on the conductors (and power loss). It also levels the surface, reducing grass hummocks that cause gaps beneath the net that young poultry may be tempted to escape.
Rabbits, chipmunks, mice and other small critters may chew through the nonelectrified strings of Shock-Or-Not.
With Shock-Or-Not™ Poultry Fence, 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 or related items. Your particular situation may require alternative recommendations. Please call and talk to our 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 #208422 -
Replacement line posts for Premier’s netting. Designs for each type of net, double or single spike.$2.80
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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Janee T from NC
Had up a week. My chickens first time with a little freedom. Easy to put up (except my husband dropped them all!)
We didn't electrify yet so was up in less than 30 min
Matthew F from Massachusetts
Love this fence! It's light weight and easy to move, and keeps my birds inside without escaping.
Inez S from South Dakota
Compared to the netting I have from the local Ag supply, this is really nice. Much easier to work with. Everything about this stuff shines. The fabric is so much softer and it doesn’t stick together and cause tangles like the (somewhat) cheaper stuff. Totally worth the extra cost. Will buy again.
Jill J from New Hampshire
Great fencing. Easy to put up and, if needed, move. Love the smaller holes at the bottom... we had a ermine issue.
Rachel S from Vermont
Arrived on time, easy to install, and the extra posts were well worth the cost. We've decided to not use an energizer for the time being and have not had any issues with birds escaping (once we clipped their flight feathers). Moving every 2 weeks and enjoying the easy/simplicity of install. The design of having smaller holes at the bottom will help when we move young chicks in there next season.