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PoultryNet™ 12/42/3 Electric Netting

It's a 42 in. electrifiable prefabricated fence. It arrives at your door as a complete roll with the posts already built into the mesh/fence.

White vertical plastic strings are "welded" to black and white electro-plastic horizontal strings. They are supported by .6 inch diameter white plastic PVC posts--which are spaced throughout the netting. Each post has a small, steel spike that is to be inserted into the ground for support.

Just attach a fence energizer and it's ready to keep poultry in and their predators out. One roll (164 ft) weighs only 23 lbs.

All you need is a PoultryNet Kit and an Energizer Kit. (See accessories tab below.) PoultryNet kits include 5 extra PowerPosts for corner and end support.

Is your net sagging? See our PoultryNet Plus has posts every 6.8 ft (vs. 12 ft for standard PoultryNet). More posts means less sag and a more versatile fence. See accessories tab below.

Compare Electric Netting


201800 PoultryNet™ 12/42/3 (42" x 164' b/w roll), single spike In Stock 23.50 $159.00
201900 PoultryNet™ 12/42/3 (42" x 82' b/w roll), single spike In Stock 13.00 $103.00
207005 PoultryNet™ 12/42/3 (42" x 164' b/w roll), double spike In Stock 26.00 $169.00
207020 PoultryNet™ 12/42/3 (42" x 82' b/w roll), double spike In Stock 14.00 $110.00

Electric Netting Installation

Electric Netting - Ends, Corners and Gates

Properly Storing Electric Netting

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Common Uses

Keeps in poultry, sheep, goats, cattle and guard dogs. Keeps out deer, bear, raccoons, rabbits, foxes, coyotes, stray dogs and skunks.


  • 12 horizontals (11 electrified)
  • Horizontals are white and black
  • Horizontal spacings from bottom to top are: 2", 2", 2", 2", 4", 4", 4", 4", 4", 6", 8"
  • Verticals are white plastic strings placed every 3"
  • Posts are .6" PVC with a metal spike that goes into the ground.
  • Posts are available with a single spike (SS) or double spike (DS) that goes into the ground.
  • Post spikes are 6" long and 0.26" diameter.
  • Posts are spaced every 12'
  • 42" tall is easier to handle than 48" tall net.
  • Comes in 82' or 164' lengths
  • 35 Ohms of resistance per 1000'

Each net comes with 1 Warning Sign and 1 Repair Kit.


Easy to move if needed. Secure for a wide range of animals. Visible for animals against all back grounds. End posts act as built in gates. DS posts are more stable in soft soils.


#201800 - $.94 per ft (164' roll with single spike posts).
#201900 - $1.22 per ft (82' roll with single spike posts).
#207005 - $1.00 per ft (164' roll with double spike posts).
#207020 - $1.30 per ft (82' roll with double spike posts).


See PDF above for installation instructions.


Note: Not effective with baby chicks that are small enough to crawl through the net openings and therefore are not deterred by the electric shock.

This is a pain barrier, not a physical barrier. 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.

This net will need extra supports posts. Use them at the corners and ends for sure. Extra posts may be needed elsewhere as well.

Dry conditions and wintertime usages—may reduce the effectiveness of electric fencing.

Dry or frozen ground many cause the NetPost spikes to bend or break if inserted with force. Pilot holes may be needed.


If the voltage drops below 3000v on the net, you need to turn off the energizer and unhook the net from the energizer. Test just the energizer by itself. If the voltage is 5000v or higher on the energizer the problem is in the net. The most common problem is that the lowest "hot" strand has been caught around one of the metal spikes on the posts and is shorting it out. The net must be at least 2" away from anything metal (metal posts, existing fences, spikes on support posts).

On PoultryNets, the bottom hot wire can slip off of the plastic portion of the end posts down 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. Hook energizer back to the net and test.


With proper care, netting should last 5-7 years. Replacements will be prorated.

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.
Item # 117310 - While supplies last!
While Supplies Last. All sales are final, no returns.
Item # 121500 - In Stock
Non-rechargeable disposable batteries.
Item # 134100 - In Stock
Device to indicate the approximate voltage on your electric fence.
Item # 346000 - In Stock
Attaches to an electric fence to warn people that the fence is electrified.
Item # 320830 - In Stock
Temporary plastic fence posts with a steel spike.
Item # 201975 - In Stock
Item # 201930 - In Stock
We've simplified the process and taken the "guess" work out by offering kits to complete your poultry fence system. You will need a PoultryNet kit and an Energizer kit (see accessories below).
Item # 201935 - In Stock
We've simplified the process and taken the "guess" work out by offering kits to complete your poultry fence system. You will need a PoultryNet kit and an Energizer kit (see accessories below).
Item # 201977 - In Stock
Item # 114020 - In Stock
Item # 114023 - In Stock
Item # 207003 - In Stock
PoultryNet Plus has posts every 6.8 ft (vs. 12 ft for standard PoultryNet). More posts means less sag and a more versatile fence.
Item # 207004 - In Stock
PoultryNet Plus has posts every 6.8 ft (vs. 12 ft for standard PoultryNet). More posts means less sag and a more versatile fence.
Item # 132300 - In Stock
Visual reassurance that the fence is working.
Average Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Number of Reviews: 42 customers reviewed this product.

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Regular PoultryNet works well for us, but for some it sags too much between the posts so we also have PoultryNet Plus. The Plus version is heavier and bulkier to move though. If you don’t plan to move the net very often and want it “tight”, use PermaNet 10/48/3. But the most important point, it keeps our birds in and predators out!
Date: August 14, 2014
Joseph W from Central USA
Would you recommend this product? Yes
Great product for containing chickens.

The only issues that I've had is that the poles can be a bit hard to push in and pull out in dry conditions but that's pretty unavoidable.

I have a 3J stafix charger that puts out 12.5kV and this brings in down to 4kV in wet conditions and 6kV in dry conditions (about 300 ft of fencing). It's hard to not get it to sag but that's the nature of the beast. I think I'll buy some support rods to help the sagging at corners.
Date: July 17, 2014
Jim A from NW Ohio
Would you recommend this product? Yes
Extremely useful as a chicken fence for free range chickens. VERY easy to move around with the chicken tractor. We bought a second one to extend the size of the run. Our original fence has been out in the weather for over a year and shows no sign of deterioration. It holds up well in heavy wind (our previous fence did not), will NOT blow down even in 60+ mph winds, and it does not collect much ice. Sagging can be an issue but if you add a second rigid post of some type to the corners (where the posts "give" the most), that pretty much solves it. That would be my only complaint with the fence but it was a no brainer to solve. I believe something is offered as an option in that regard, but I had some posts we had used for seedling trees hanging around that were perfect for the job. The sagging issue is not serious enough in my view to detract much from my rating or my high opinion of the product. For us, it was a night and day change for the good going to the PoultryNet versus our old fence.
Date: July 6, 2014
Mark O from Massachusetts
Would you recommend this product? No
The net tends to sage too much, causing several lower wires to come in contact with the ground.... I have 5 rolls of Premier Livestock netting , and a I don't have the same problem with them...
Date: July 4, 2014
Adrien A from Canada
Would you recommend this product? Yes
Material seems very well built,but not recommended for hills made for even ground,but like product and efficiency of shipping.
Date: June 30, 2014
Dorothy S from California
Would you recommend this product? Yes
I wish we had discovered these years ago. We raise lambs & meat birds and these portable fences have made the task SO much easier!
Easy to set up, easy to rearrange, effective, and easy to store.
It is mountain country here, we do not have level pasture, but, with the addition of some standard electric fence pots, the double spike posts and fencing handle our terrain just fine.
Date: June 13, 2014
bill b from nc
Would you recommend this product? Yes
I raise ducks, turkeys, and chicken in these fences. I have not had any problems with predators since I started to use premier1 fences. I move my birds daily and this would be impossible without these fences.
Date: May 30, 2014
John N from Kansas
Would you recommend this product? Yes
We wanted our chickens to move up a notch from cage-free to free-range. We didn't want them in the garden so we installed the Poultry Net. They now have an opening from the chicken yard, where there is no grass, to the pasture. They have now discovered a "New World" ! So cute to seem them venture out.
Date: May 12, 2014
Kim D from Nebraska
Would you recommend this product? Yes
Overall,I like this product. I bought the double spike version and can't imagine single spike working at all. The wind here is INTENSE and nearly blows the whole thing over since the posts are somewhat flimsy plastic. Of course, this is also a benefit for the weight of the fencing when moving. I use standard electric fence posts to provide extra support (like a back stay) anywhere I have a slight turn.
Date: November 13, 2013
Powell B from Virginia
Would you recommend this product? Yes
I have had the same sagging problem mentioned by others and it is frustrating. It required that I get some additional plastic fence posts from Southern States and stake the corners of the fence, using nylon cord to “pull” the electric fence posts to the supplemental posts. Although this works okay, it adds to the time required to move the fence, easy fence mobility being the reason I bought this model to begin with. The problem with sagging is that the fence shorts out on the grass (which I mow first), draining the battery on our solar charged unit so that at night the fence is dead.

I read about buying additional poles form Premier and weaving them in. This seems quite doable and would solve the sag problem, but that increases cost as well as time to move. This brings up another issue with the fence that I find irritating. The default number/spacing of the poles on the 82’ fence results in an odd (7) number of segments. You can’t make a square/rectangular enclosure with an odd number of segments and this bugs me because we are having to figure out how to arrange the mobile coop, feeders, etc., to accommodate an irregular (not square or rectangular) fence shape.
Date: November 3, 2013
Kristin S from Tennessee
Would you recommend this product? No
I have been a loyal Premier customer for 7 years and have used Premier sheep netting for that long. I purchased four 82' double spike 42" poultry nets for my daughter to use this past Spring. We are both very disappointed in the sag and consequent shorting of the fence. The difference between the sheep & chicken nets? Mainly, the sheep netting had vertical stiffeners where the chicken netting is just string. THIS is the reason it sags. In addition, we do not think that 2" spacing is needed on poultry netting. 3 or even 4" spacing at the bottom is enough.
Date: September 28, 2013
Luke P from California Bay Area
Would you recommend this product? Yes
The product arrived in great condition. I would recommend ordering extra support posts to prevent sagging. I purchased some at the local tractor supply but it would have been easier to just order them with my net. Very pleased with my order, thank you!
Date: July 20, 2013
Dan W from Virginia
Would you recommend this product? Yes
Love this product. Have had my first my small problem. The most recent piece had three white panels which were not connected. Not enough of a problem to need a refund. Just want the company to know about it.
Date: July 18, 2013
Jennifer C from MI
Would you recommend this product? Yes
I love my poultry netting! I ordered the PoultryNet™ 12/42/3 (42" x 164'), double spike. It is so easy to install and move. I am using it for my chicken and duck flock and it is working wonderfully. The double spike makes it easy to put in the ground as you can put your foot on the top and step down on it. I expected it to be difficult to insert and remove but it has been a breeze. I did not buy corner posts - I am just using the standard fence and with a minimal amount of stretching I can position the fence to reduce sagging near corners. So far so good. I am planning on purchasing more netting to increase the area for my animals. Thanks for a great product.
Date: June 24, 2013
Jenni O from California foothills
Would you recommend this product? Yes
This fence is every bit as easy to move and install as the youtube videos show. I've tried several other methods of temporary fencing to move my goats around to graze and this is by far the easiest.

I purchased one section of 164' fencing and it is a large enough area to put 4 goats in all day long for 3 days or so, they eat down all of the poison oak, a lot of the grasses and trim up the trees and bushes nicely in that amount of time. It takes me about 30 minutes to take the fence down and move it.

I bought the single spike because I thought the double spike would be too hard to get into the ground here (very hard, dry and often rocky ground). I wish there was a small step in piece to make pushing the post into the ground easier, but it is not to difficult. I do use the plastic temporary posts from my horse fence to supply extra support when I round a corner so that it doesn't sag too much.

LOVE that I can easily use a clip to connect it to my existing electric fence.

I also wish there was an easier method of closing the fence like a gate. Tying a bow around the other end post and a t-post for support to close it after the goats are in is challenging and always results in me shocking myself. Ouch.
Date: June 14, 2013
Michael C from Montana
Would you recommend this product? Yes
Great product!!! I have dealt with electric fences for years and this is the easiest fence to install and take down. Wonderful product!!!!
Date: May 9, 2013
Ellen A from MA
Would you recommend this product? No
The description in these fences in incomplete. To me, "Just attach a fence energizer" means the fence is a pos/neg and does not require a ground rod. There is a big difference between hooking up to an energizer and pounding a ground rod into heavy clay and rock soil. We move our chickens frequently so this is not convenient. Also, a grounded fence will not stop chickens that fly up through the larger holes near the top of the fence because they aren't touching the ground to complete the circuit, so that means clipping their feathers to make the poultry fence work correctly. I had such high hopes for this fence and am disappointed.
Date: May 9, 2013
Vicki M from Texas
Would you recommend this product? Yes
It took my husband and I less than an hour to put the fence together. Easiest fence I have EVER put up!!
Date: April 29, 2013
Elizabeth F from South Carokina
Would you recommend this product? Yes
This is our third purchase of electric fencing for our chickens. We love it and think it is easy to install. This last purchase sags a little but putting in extra posts helped. It does keep our chickens in and they are safe. Very pleased!
Date: March 28, 2013
Brian K from MD Eastern Shore
Would you recommend this product? Yes
I have been using single spike ElectroStop fencing for my goats for 5 yrs. Even with the plastic uprights, the ElectroStop has a tendency to sag a bit, especially with age. I was expecting the PoultryNet to sag with only string uprights, so I ordered the double spike so that I could stretch the fence tighter. I use step in posts at corners and currently nothing in between. Even after several inches of rain, a heavy wet snow and our steady Eastern Shore winds, the fence is tight. I use a PS100 energizer and can hear some pops from weed contact where the bottom sags in spots, but the voltage maximizes my tester at 8000v. I am sure I will need to add some light weight support posts with time. I do not find this fence to be heavy even with the double spike.
Date: February 5, 2013
tiffani h from Northern Virginia
Would you recommend this product? Yes
I was really excited about this fence after hearing how other poultry keepers were satisfied with the product. I purchased the double spike 82' long PoultryNet. Before it was shipped to me, I purchased extra electric fence posts from TSC(for the corner supports) and a charger. The fence arrived, and I set to work installing it (after watching some online videos and reading the instructions). The fence was sagging terribly! No amount of moving the fence posts would keep the top from sagging. If I did get a section to to be fairly tight on top, then the bottom of the fence would curl down and short out on our (very!) short grass. This was happening between each pole. At this point, I was ready to pack the whole thing up and send it back!

I ended up calling and emailing with Premier1, and Brenda was very helpful with suggestions. She suggested getting extra poles locally, but I don't really like the poles that I purchased from TSC. I decided to just order 7 more double spike poles from Premier1, and weave them into the fence for 6' spacing. that way the fence matches and moving the fence will be much easier than using the TSC fence poles. My plan is (if I need another section of fence- time will tell with these chickens) to purchase the same fence, because it is affordable even if you purchase 7 extra poles and weave them in yourself. Now, I like the fence just fine.
Date: January 3, 2013
Michael S from Arizona
Would you recommend this product? Yes
Great net well made, had to order more support post, my mistake,
Get the plus that has support every 6 ft or so
Date: December 29, 2012
Nicholas C from Oregon
Would you recommend this product? Yes
This its my second of these fences. Way better product than the netting sold at the local farm store and a little cheaper. I second the flimsy post comment I had the same problem with the cheap single spike farm store net so i went with the double spike which you can step in. Also I noticed there is way less sag with this fence then the farm store fence.
Date: August 7, 2012
Jackie G from Saanichton, BC
Would you recommend this product? Yes
Good quality netting. By far superior to other netting I have used.
Date: August 1, 2012
Brandon S from New York
Would you recommend this product? Yes
Should have bought the fence with the closer post. Netting sagged quite a bit until I added some support posts. Overall it seems to be working well though. Chickens are respecting the netting well.
Date: July 23, 2012
Lisa S from Kentucky
Would you recommend this product? Yes
Love these fences! We have been buying poultry net single spike for 7 years. I use them for chickens and goats. We have Nigerian Dwarf goats and their kids are very small. The regular goat/sheep fencing has spaces large enough for the kids to get through. The poultry fence works great for them. I like the heavier posts in the latest set I bought. Much easier to push into the ground.
Date: June 20, 2012
Darlene D from Illinois
Would you recommend this product? Yes
AT LAST I do not have to worry about my ducks and chickens getting nabbed by the neighborhood coyotes and foxes. Should have bought this years ago. Set up was extremely easy, and yes, putting the poly posts in-between in advisable (and not that costly. Have recommended it to all my neighbors.
Date: June 5, 2012
Allen F from NC
Would you recommend this product? Yes
I have to agree with some of the later reviews in that the poultry fence sags too much due to extra weight of the closer spacing of the wires. The solution is to add plastic step in posts between each net post which adds to cost and difficulty of set up. My chicks are pastured and I like to move them often and moving the fence has become quite the chore. I use the E Net fence for my sheep which does not sag, is lighter and is easy to set up.
My pullets can still leap threw the poultry fence and don't get shocked since they are not grounded but it does keep predators out quite effectively. Poultry Net in 168' lengths is also quite heavy and is more difficult to pick up. The poles are a bit flimsy but would not want them any heavier or stiffer since they'd be more prone to break. I'd still buy it and use it as I can't think of any better product or any way to make it better but it does have it's pitfalls.
Date: April 30, 2012
Paula S from Kansas
Would you recommend this product? Yes
We purchased a similar fence from another company with only one spike. During the dry season, it became more and more difficult to push into the hard ground. This fence with two spikes allows us to push the poles in using our foot or even a hammer. Plus, the webbing is much sturdier than that of the competitor's. We're very pleased and glad we ordered two.
Date: April 15, 2012
Teresa B from North Carolina
Would you recommend this product? Yes
I have the sheep fence it worked great for the goats too and even now with my horses too. So when I decided to get some chickens this year, I knew I had to get poultry fence too. We also have foxes/coyotes that come through the farm fence which I'm replacing with 6' chainlink fence with electric wire at the top should keep wildlife out.
Date: April 11, 2012
Beth H from Oregon
Would you recommend this product? Yes
If you've tried other poultry nets and been less than impressed, it is because it wasn't this one.
This one is quick to set up, quick to pick up, rarely needs additional support beyond supplied posts. It doesn't constantly tangle as my other net does. It is nicely made of sturdy materials that don't wear you out setting them up, which is important to me the closer I get to 50. I purchased one to try and came back for 2 more right away.
I am done wishing there was a better poultry net solution.
Date: March 30, 2012
james h from TEXAS
Would you recommend this product? Yes
This is a great product!! The post were light enough to handle yet strong enough to do the job well. The double spike works very well in my clay soil. I did add some extra fiber glass post that I had from tractor supply, but they were not really necessary for my chickens. I did have to clip the wings on two of my Americanas as they flew very well, not so with the sex link hens. They all stay in now with no problem. Previous to the new fence I had been loosing hens regularly to coons, bob cats , coyotes, and packs of ferrel dogs. Haven't lost a one since I put up the fence. I have a rough area that I cant mow I am considering fencing in with this product and stocking with goats. That will be a hard test since it is rough and remote and full of predators, but if it works it will save me a lot of money.

Date: March 16, 2012
Michelle F from Ohio
Would you recommend this product? Yes
This fence works great! We purchased the double spike in hopes that it would stand up in our soggy clay soil and they do. We did need to purchase poly fence posts to alleviate the droop between the netting posts because we wanted the extra length of this fence over the PLUS fence. It keeps the laying chickens in their area and keeps the feral cats, raccoon, fox, and coyotes out (we know it's working because you can see animal tracks up to and away from the fence). It only took one hen to test the fence for all the others to know to keep away too. It's been really nice to not have to coop up and count the chickens at night - they can come and go as they please.
Date: March 7, 2012
Brenda A from NC
Would you recommend this product? Yes
Use the netting all the time. Move it around the garden to keep my free rangers out. In the winter I keep them enclosed in it. Works great!
Date: March 2, 2012
Susan L from New York
Would you recommend this product? Yes
Bought the 164' poultry net so my chickens can have several yards to go into (the first yard can now get seeded for the next rotation). Kept a neighbors dog out, sooo easy to install!We attached the electric to our pigs yard that's 10' away, so didn't have to buy a new fence charger. Will be buying another one when the next 36 hens come in April!
Date: November 4, 2011
pieter l from missouri
Would you recommend this product? Yes
Seems to work just fine, but the stakes that hold it up don't go deep enough into the ground, and then the whole thing sags. I put up some T posts on the corner, and use those to get it somewhat tight, Posts on the outside, with nylon rope to the flex posts. 4 out of 5. Delivery was prompt.
Date: July 17, 2011
sara k from Vermont
Would you recommend this product? Yes
LOVE this product. It was so simple to put up. I ordered the double spike and it was easy to put in the ground. I just laid it out the way I wanted it and in it went. The fence has lots of stability. If you're looking for a simple and moveable fence for chickens or poultry, you should definitely give this fencing a try. It's exactly what I'd been searching for.
Date: April 28, 2011
Victor W from NC
Would you recommend this product? Yes
I let my chickens free range, but they get on my porch and make a mess. This is perfect. Took my wife and I 10 minutes to set up. They need to make a gate.
Date: April 9, 2011
Angela R from CT
Would you recommend this product? Yes
Absolutely love the re-designed fence, PoultryNet Plus. It's much easier to set up than the original version and doesn't sag at all.
Date: March 23, 2011
Alexandra S from PA
Would you recommend this product? Yes
Great for purpose intended-rotate grazing area for chickens. Easy to set up and move. A little pricey for what it is.
Date: November 22, 2010
Lora G
Would you recommend this product? Yes
In one word FANTASTIC. We bought the double spike and it is so easy to put up and move aroundd. This fence is just what we were looking for. We live in a high wind area (gusts up to 50 miles an hour is common) and we were worried about the sturdiness of the fence and let me say” it's held up like a posted fence”. The chickens and Ducks are free to run around in the sunshine and chase bugs, at the same time their safe. Also the days are getting shorter and the hens have less light but their egg production hasn't slowed down, I believe it because they’re happier.
Date: September 22, 2010
Martha S
Would you recommend this product? Yes
Just bought my second fence. Large summer garden and chickens are incompatible. Decided to fence chickens rather than garden but will fence small fall garden and let chickens run free for winter. I bought the double spike and am glad I did because it is so much easier to move in dry ground. I move my chickens in egg mobile every week and whole process takes about 1 hr.
Date: July 9, 2010
Charles B
Would you recommend this product? No
I would not recommend this product without some changes: (1) the posts are too flimsy and too far apart to adequately support the netting- suggest selling it in shorter units so that is easier for one person to handle(2) I have lost 4- 6 week old chick to the netting from injury or being caught and shocked
Date: June 9, 2010
Hanna M
Would you recommend this product? Yes
We love this fence, it is our second. It definitely works to keep cats and dogs out and any other furry creature. The chickens can get out but adding another fence to it worked. They have plenty of room now. We received this fence a day later after ordering it with free shipping. Now that's called service. Love it. Thanks.
Date: April 29, 2010
Susan G
Would you recommend this product? Yes
The fencing is great for my chickens. it's easy to install and especially nice that you can re-arrange the shape as desired.
Date: April 23, 2010
angelea w
Would you recommend this product? No
It was easy to set up for testing but the poles are extremely flimsy and challenging to install in dryer ground. Usually I love the products Premier supplies but these I'm considering returning as they just setup nothing like the product shots of the website. :-(
This has been a concern for years. It's worse for 48 in. tall net than 42 in. tall net as the extra twine adds weight-- and as a post becomes taller it appears more limber/flimsy to users. Making a net that's easy to handle and also has stronger posts is difficult. You can get the same net with much stronger posts (PermaNet 12/48/3) but the posts are harder to insert (larger steel ground spikes) and the posts so much larger in diameter than it's more difficult to handle the net with just 1 person.
But we are making a change. In a month, the posts in a PoultryNet 12/48/3 will be 15 mm in diameter (they were 13 mm. Posts in PermaNet are 8 mm) The steel spike will remain the same is in all PoultryNet. We hope this change helps. -- Premier
Date: April 18, 2010
Robert G
Would you recommend this product? Yes
Great product! Quality construction. Easy to setup and electrify. Keeps the chickens where they belong and the same goes for the predators!
Date: April 17, 2010
Steven G
Recommended with reservation... the netting works for the chickens OK, after you get it up.

The problem is with the PVC post. The posts are flimsy, weak... cheap!

I ordered the double tine version to make sure I had enough support, but the PVC post won't hold up the netting without sagging and touching the ground. So if you order this, plan on buy 10-14 extra post from somewhere else, like a farm supply store. Get the stiff plastic or fiberglass version. You can use an extra post in between every factory post... depending on your terrain and how many curves you make with the fence. I was going to send the fence back for a refund, but it was going to cost me $30 in shipping both ways. So I spent the money on more posts.

Previous reviews talk about the post problem so take this as an additional warning.
We at Premier have been long felt that poultrynet with its many horizontals and verticals, is so heavy that normal 1/2 in. dia. posts (originally designed for sheep netting) are not stiff enough to support it. PoultryNet that's only 42 in. tall (12/42/3) is less heavy and so less of a problem -- but even then the net is prone to sagging. We've tried adding more posts in the net itself but many users objected that it made a roll of nettting too heavy and bulky.
There are 2 solutions: 1.) Buy PermaNet 12/48/3. Same net but with much stronger posts. Downside is that the net, as a result, is heavier and less easier to move. It's a 2 person task to move it. 2). In less than a month the posts in Premier's PoultryNet will be slightly larger in diameter (15 mm instead of 13 mm) -- though not nearly as large as those of PermaNet. As a result the posts are stiffer and so better at supporting the weight of the electrified mesh. (We've made this change last autumn for the exact reason noted by the reviewer above). -- Premier
Date: February 5, 2010
Sara J
I was disappointed with my purchase of PoultryNet in terms of quality of materials. Upon opening my new roll, the bottom black 'wire' was broken in several places. Also,while setting the fence up for turkeys a piglet got inside the newly fenced area and in trying to get out bounced off the fence snapping the white end post off just above the metal ground spike. I feel like the white posts are not that solid (even before pig damage) and the quality of the plastic used in the mesh is mediocre. I found the double spikes to be great.
Date: February 5, 2010
Joyce G
Would you recommend this product? Yes
Althugh the young chicks could easily squeeze out through the netting, they always returned to their proper place in the evening and were secure against the rampant night time predators we have. On my uneven ground, I needed to use additional support posts to keep the netting from sagging.