PoultryNet® and PoultryNet® Plus 12/42/3 Electric Netting
For flightier breeds or larger predators, look to 48" PoultryNet.
Arrives to your door as a complete roll with the line posts already built in. Just attach a fence energizer and it’s ready to keep poultry in and their predators out.
- 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® 12/42/3 is 42" tall and has 12 horizontal strands with vertical strings every 3". Built-in line posts (0.60" dia.) are spaced every 12'.
- PoultryNet® 12/42/3 (Pos/Neg with drivable posts) is best suited for dry, hard or rocky soil. The 0.75" dia. posts are much stronger and stiffer than standard line posts and can be pounded in with a dead-blow hammer or mallet. Brown drive-caps indicate these posts are drivable.
- PoultryNet® Plus 12/42/3 is identical to standard 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. Green is available for those who prefer to have the fence blend into the background or landscape.
PoultryNet® 12/42/3 Comparison Chart
|Single Spike (SS) Line Posts||✓||✓|
|Double Spike (DS) Line Posts||✓||✓|
|Drivable (DP) Line Posts||✓|
|Pos/Neg (PN) for dry soils||✓|
|Distance Between Line Posts||12'||12'5"||6'8"|
|Roll Length||82' or 164'||50' or 100'||50' or 100'|
PoultryNet is not effective with baby chicks that are small enough to crawl through the net openings and therefore are not deterred by the electric shock.
To InstallThe same “unroll and then unfold” process applies to all electrified nets. Minimal strength or skill needed (and no tools). Extra supports such as FiberTuff™ step-in posts are useful at corners, curves and ends. You will need a fence energizer to electrify the net.
Even for new users, it takes less than 10 minutes to go from out-of-the-box netting to installed fence. And it’s durable! Nets last over 10 seasons if used and stored properly. (Its mortal enemy is errant lawn mowers!)
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How To Purchase
- Measure the fence line.
- Choose the length and the amount of netting needed. (Example: A 240 ft fence line requires one 164 ft roll and one 82 ft roll.)
- Choose from:
We offer many fences to fit your situation, including different heights and lengths, multiple colors, drivable posts and positive/negative options for dry soils. Questions? Call our fence consultants at
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.
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.