PoultryNet® Plus 12/42/3 Electric Netting
A 42" tall portable electric fence used to keeps in chickens, ducks, geese and other poultry while keeping their ground-based predators out. Recommended for containing heavy, non-flying birds.
For fences that involve curves, corners and directional change, or when aesthetics are a concern, “Plus” nets include additional line posts to reduce sag. Line posts are spaced every 6'8" (vs. 12' for standard 42" PoultryNet).
Each roll is a complete fence with the posts already built into the mesh/fence. One roll (100 ft) weighs only 21 lbs. You will need a fence energizer to electrify the net.
New to electric fence? Premier’s Starter Kits may be a good choice. They include netting, extra support posts, a solar fence energizer, ground stake and a digital tester. Already have an energizer? See our Netting Kit.
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.
PoultryNet® Plus 12/42/3 is identical to standard 42" PoultryNet, but to help with sagging, we’ve added more posts to shorten the distance between them (6'8" vs. 12'). More posts means less sag and a more versatile fence which adapts easily to curves and hills.
Double spike posts are more stable in soft soils. Green is available for those who prefer to have the fence blend into the background or landscape.
- 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.
|PoultryNet® Plus 12/42/3|
|Horizontal Strands||12 (11 conductive)|
|Vertical Strands||Plastic strings, spaced every 3"|
|Roll Length||50' or 100'|
|Color||White/Black or Green/Black|
|Electrical Resistance||35 Ω/per 1000'|
|Line Post Options||Double Spike (DS)|
|Line Post Material||White or Green PVC, 0.60" diameter|
|Distance Between Posts||6'8"|
|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.
- #207004 - $1.67 per ft (100' black/white roll with double spike posts)
- #207003 - $2.12 per ft (50' black/white roll with double spike posts)
- #207001 - $1.67 per ft (100' green roll with double spike posts)
- #207002 - $2.12 per ft (50' green 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.
2022 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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Edward D from Vermont
We are using one 100'length of the PoultryNet Plus to secure our 110 meat birds at night. It is turned off during the day, the paddock opened & the birds free-range.
Unlike the first reviewer,I don't see how it could be made any easier to move around. It's very light weight & the double prongs hold the posts upright VERY securely, but can be pulled up without too much effort (grab the metal prong itself for stubborn ones). Two of us did the initial set-up around the shelter in about 5 minutes & I have since reconfigured the fence a few times by myself with the birds still in the pen.
We have the "Plus" version with the extra posts & with the bottom of the netting pulled taut there is very little sag at the top of the fence. A few smaller birds have managed the squeeze through the net a couple of times when the charger was turned off but now at 4+ weeks they don't fit. We are very pleased & plan to buy more as we expand.
mary ann k from CA
I purchased this fence as a way to contain my small flock of backyard chickens. Not only was it difficult to move around, my chickens found numerous ways to get under it and over it. I had to modify it in order for it to work. I did not electrify it because of other pets I have.