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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Cynthia C from Wisconsin
I have loved all my Premier supplies... except this product. I purchased two rolls and had chicks getting stuck between sides (regardless which I put out), getting under the wires and other critters getting caught in the fencing. My feeling is that the combined sides are simply too floppy and allow for too many problems. I have never purchased dark fencing and have to wonder if that is part of the problem but I ended up tossing both of these rolls when I broke down my pastured birds this fall.
Bruce S from Alabama
This is our second poultry fence and we bought it because we decided to hatch our own chicks. It's nice to have the option to reverse the fence when the birds are young. Very easy to use just like the standard poultry net.
Christine J from WI
The net is high quality and the customer service is wonderful. I love working with Premier, but unfortunately I had to send this product back. I used it for a few days without electrifying it, hoping I might not need to use it electrified all the time, and my birds quickly learned to fly over it. I then electrified it, and even with a good charge, they just ignored the shocks and flew over it again. I recommend being sure to electrify it when you first use it to train them, instead of starting them out with it off. I think that might have solved our problem.
Shane A from Utah
This is an awesome product. The little mesh keeps small chicks in and the electric netting keeps predators out. Easy to set up.
Amanda H from Missouri
Super easy to install, the instructions were great. It did not come with the bits to connect it to the solar charger but we had some metal wire on hand. We got the electric netting to deal with HEAVY raccoon pressure and a very large and dopey farm dog. So far so good no hungry beasts have gotten to our broiler chickens yet.
The bottom string doesn’t seem to be electric and pulled up in a couple uneven parts of the lot but nothing a few plastic tent spikes couldn’t fix. Over all very pleased and will be purchasing another set in the future.