PoultryNet® 12/42/3 Electric Netting
A prefabricated, portable electric fence that has 12 horizontal strands (11 conductive), is 42" tall installed and has string verticals every 3". Built-in line posts are spaced every 12'.
Keeps in chickens, ducks, geese and other poultry while keeping their ground-based predators out. Recommended for containing heavy, non-flying birds.
Arrives to your door as a preassembled fence. One roll (164 ft) weighs only 23 lbs. You will need a fence energizer to electrify the net.
Which PoultryNet® is right for you?We offer many fences to fit your situation, including complete kits, different heights and lengths, multiple colors, drivable posts and positive/negative options for dry soils. Visit this link to compare all PoultryNet options.
No extra gates needed. Just turn off the energizer and pull the first post to create an opening. For added convenience, a PoultryNet® Gate can be used to provide easy access without the need to turn the energizer off.
- Contain and control the movement of chickens, ducks and other poultry on a daily or weekly basis.
- Prevent raccoons, coyotes, foxes, dogs and other predators from killing poultry.
- Rotate poultry to fresh grass as a food source and to reduce disease risks.
- Keep small flocks in the backyard. When managed well, chickens are an indispensable garden tool—turning pesky insects and weeds into rich compost.
- Can be used to contain and control livestock other than poultry, such as goats.
|Horizontal Strands||12 (11 conductive)|
|Vertical Strands||Plastic strings, spaced every 3"|
|Roll Length||82' or 164'|
|Electrical Resistance||35 Ω/per 1000'|
|Line Post Options||Single Spike (SS)
Double Spike (DS)
|Line Post Material||White PVC, 0.60" diameter|
|Distance Between Posts||12'|
|Horizontal Spacings||2", 2", 2", 2", 4", 4", 4", 4", 4", 6", 8"
(from bottom to top)
Each roll comes with 1 Warning Sign and 1 Repair Kit.
- #201800 - $1.09 per ft (164' roll with single spike posts)
- #201900 - $1.46 per ft (82' roll with single spike posts)
- #207005 - $1.18 per ft (164' roll with double spike posts)
- #207020 - $1.57 per ft (82' roll with double spike posts)
See PDFs and videos above for additional installation instructions.
Electric fence is a pain barrier, not a physical barrier. A common mistake is not electrifying it. Animals may escape or become entangled (and may die). On a % basis, entanglement is very rare, but it can and does occur. 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.
Netting must be moved when tall grass covers the lower “hot” strands. The alternative? Apply a strip of herbicide to kill vegetation.
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 fencing. 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. We recommend using drivable or single spike posts in hard soils. Double spike posts provide more stability when the ground is soft.
With PoultryNet, 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. Your particular situation may require alternative recommendations. Please call and talk to our fence consultants if there are any questions at 800-282-6631.
2023 New ProductsItem #113610 -
Solar powered 0.8 output joule energizer for electric fences. Used to contain sheep, goats, poultry, swine, cattle and horses. Effective against predators.$294.00
Energizer KitsItem #113300 -
Solar powered 0.60 joule energizer used with electric fences to contain sheep, goats, poultry, swine, cattle and horses. Effective against predators.$285.00
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
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®.$60.00
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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Beth H from Oregon
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.
james h from TEXAS
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.
Michelle F from Ohio
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.
Brenda A from NC
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!
Susan L from New York
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!