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.
Energizer KitsItem #113610 -
Solar powered 0.8 output joule energizer for electric fences. Used to contain sheep, goats, poultry, swine, cattle and horses. Effective against predators.$284.00
Fence Connectors and AccessoriesItem #200008 -
Repair electric net fences simply, quickly and securely. No tools required! For electric netting and other 3mm conductors.$9.50
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 -
Clips fits to the spikes on standard electrified netting posts. Keeps bottom black strand in place and tensioned.$0.15
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Anthony W from Florida
I ordered the Shock-or-Not fence and so far so good. Works great keeps chickens protected and where they need to be. The only problem I have with premier one, is that it took two months to get this product. Shipping was horrible. I understand supply and demand, but there was no communication during this time, no compensation, nothing. That's why this get 3 stars instead of 5.
Mary A from California
Super easy to put up and take down. We use it on a daily basis so our chickens don't come up on the porch but get plenty of outdoor time. We take it down in the evening so the cats don't run into it! We don't utilize the shock aspect so I can't comment on that.
Carolyn C from Michigan
Great product, good price. Easy to set up, take down and move. Works great with my chicks and I will be getting more in the future as I purchase more animals.