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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Schoentrup Farm from Indiana
We changed how we raised our chickens from years past to a more completely free range model. This fence has failed us, again and again. The bottom wire isn't hot, so predators are getting in and out. (I have been trapping those predators), but the fence should be shocking them. The lower netting isn't really tied together, numerous times chickens get stuck between the fence. Of course, they get shocked, to death... Then after only 35 days on pasture, the battery no longer works. I would pick a different style of fencing.
Michael B from Louisana
Works great. I like how easy it is to set up.
Shelly N from Indiana
I bought this fencing for my flock of 12 chickens. We have 2 acres fenced in with small children and lots of friends so I didn’t want an electric fence. We usually keep chickens in a moveable coop but that’s a little small for them. This gives them more space and keeps them out of my vegetable garden. I’m not particularly handy and this fence was so easy to setup—just what I wanted. It has held up through a few windy nights without even using the extra corner supports. So pleased with this purchase. I hope it holds up well.
Jessica H from Tennessee
I purchased the fence to keep my chickens and turkeys contained. I wanted them to be able to spend time in the yard but not necessarily the neighbor’s yard. I currently do not have an energizer for it since that are only out while I’m home and keeping an eye out. It was very easy to set and easily moved. I liked the fact that it has smaller netting along the bottom to contain chicks. The material seems strong and a nice quality. I’m very happy with this purchase and would recommend it.
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.