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.
|12 (11 conductive)
|Plastic strings, spaced every 3"
|82' or 164'
|35 Ω/per 1000'
|Line Post Options
|Single Spike (SS)
Double Spike (DS)
|Line Post Material
|White PVC, 0.60" diameter
|Distance Between Posts
|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.
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
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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Roy H from Georgia
We’ve been using the 48" double spike for many years for laying hens. Just now trying the 42" hoping for:
- A lighter, less cumbersome fence to work with at moving time.
- 6" less height for children to work with at chore time.
Highly recommend to anyone dedicated to keeping fresh clean grass under laying hens!
Thanks Premier for top quality products that work well in the field!
Ronald A from Texas
This fence will live up to its reputation as a great way to allow our goats to forage temporality on different plots of lands. My only concern is that the videos show it being set up on nice smooth green grass where the fence stretches out and sets up easy. My plots have a lot of briars and woody brush that is very easy for the netting to snag on. Even though I mowed all the briars and brush down close to the ground, it still hung up about every ten feet or so on stubs close to the ground. If you have this type of land to put you fence up on, make sure you have a helper to detangle the fence from any loose brush or stubs on the ground. I set up two 164 ft sections and it took me about two hours to do it and get it stretched out properly. Also, on long runs like this you will definitely need strong corner posts to support the fence.
Naomi G from New York
This is working great for our Shetland lambs. The sheep fence holes are too big for them, but the spacing on the poultry netting works. They got trained to fence in just a day. Easy to install. I was concerned about single stake since we were used to the double stake, but our ground was soft enough and the stakes were easy to insert and seem sturdy enough.
Larry J from Tennessee
Bought this net to enclose a larger area for 16 chickens to roam and forage in the yard. The chickens are loving the increased freedom of movement. I’m convinced they love it because egg production has increased and the eggs are getting larger. We have 8 Guineas that are allowed to free range but they seem to enjoy being inside the net with the chickens, oddly enough. Both flocks get along quite well, so far.
Scot N from Tennessee
A few things I’ve noticed.
- The bottom line is shorter than the energized portions of the fence which leads to sagging. It’s not even close! Off parallel by several inches!
- Reinforcing the corners with fiberglass posts is necessary. The line posts are too flimsy.
- If the ground isn’t completely flat and freshly mown, when moving the net it catches on every stick-up. Moving the net by yourself is extremely difficult in this situation.
- Bantam-sized chickens can get through the net quite easily.
Definitely get the double spike version to reduce the sagging in these nets. Also get fiberglass posts for turns and corners. Maybe the ‘Tuff Posts’ work, but I drive in 5' tall, 3/4" thick, solid fiberglass posts. Even with these it’s nearly impossible to keep the energized lower strings from making ground contact.
The product works best when properly set up. Having two people is beneficial. Corner posts are a must. Reposition the netting at the top of the line posts to take up slack. Be sure to clear vegetation under the fence line and clear any stick-ups before installing or moving the fence.
Suggestions to Premier 1:
- The line posts are way too flimsy, need to be thicker.
- Consider the stretch of the energized strings versus the bottom, non-energized string. When fully stretched out, line posts should be parallel.
- Make a model that CAN contain chicks and bantams. After the brooder phase, chicks can be put on pasture and protected. Why not make an electric fence for that? Smaller mesh to keep chicks in is very useful and will help train them to electric fence. Even a shorter length version would be nice.