PoultryNet® and PoultryNet® Plus 12/42/3 Electric Netting
The shortest of our poultry-friendly fences, 42" netting is easy to handle and is recommended for containing heavy, non-flying birds (e.g. Orpingtons and Wyandottes). For flightier breeds or larger predators, look to 48" PoultryNet.
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!)
- 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 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.
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'||6.8'|
|Roll Length||82' or 164'||50' or 100'||50' or 100'|
Key Differences From Standard Net
- PoultryNet® 12/42/3 (Pos/Neg with drivable posts) can be pounded in with a dead-blow hammer or mallet. These posts are much stronger and stiffer than standard line posts and use a brown drive-cap to indicate which posts are drivable. It’s also suited for dry, sandy or rocky soil.
- 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 ft vs. 12 ft). 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.
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 an energizer to electrify the net.
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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). 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.
Use only with a low or wide impedance intermittent pulse energizer. 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. (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.
Dry or frozen ground many cause the 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.