Chicken Net 12/42/3
A prefabricated fence that has 12 horizontal twines (11 conductive); is 42" tall installed, and has string verticals every 3". Keeps in poultry and keeps out their ground based predators.
White PVC posts are built into the mesh every 13.5 ft. The result, when energized properly, is a nearly impenetrable mesh to sheep, goats, coyotes and dogs.
How does it compare to PoultryNet?
- Has 10 times more electrical resistance (380 Ω/1000 ft) so it's less suited for fences more than 1000 ft long.
- Not as easy to handle during removal and installation (longer length between posts means more material to fold/roll).
- Yellow color not as visible in light/dark situations as white/black.
- To contain and control the movement of chickens, ducks and other poultry.
- To prevent raccoons, coyotes, foxes, bears, dogs and other nonflying predators from killing poultry.
- To rotate poultry to fresh grass and to reduce disease risks.
|Chicken Net 12/42/3|
|Horizontal Strands||12 (11 conductive)|
|Vertical Strands||Plastic strings spaced every 3"|
|Roll Length||82' or 164'|
|Electrical Resistance||380 Ω/per 1000'|
|Line Post Options||Single Spike (SS)|
|Line Post Material||White PVC, 0.60" diameter|
|Distance Between Posts||13.5'|
|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.
- #208434 - $0.87 per ft (164' roll with single spike posts)
- #208435 - $1.23 per ft (82' roll with single spike posts)
See PDFs and videos above for additional installation instructions.
This is a pain barrier, not a physical barrier. If animals are scared or starved it will not keep them in.
It is best to have animals trained to electric fencing before you turn them out in the net only. 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.
It has 380 ohms of resistance instead of 38 so it’s not advised for fences longer than 2 to 3 nets.
Note: We’re aware that the lower price of this net will encourage folks to choose this version. Think carefully before you do so. Customers who are unhappy with netting are often those who’ve chosen its farmstore/catalog equivalents. So why do we offer it? Because it is similar to nets from other sources—and comparisons make decisions easier.
If unsure, give us a call at 800-282-6631 and ask to speak to consultant. They will help you make the optimal netting choice for your fencing needs.
Use only with a low or wide impedance intermittent pulse energizer. Warning! Do NOT use continuous output energizers with electric netting due to risk of fire. (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 NetPost spikes to bend or break if inserted with force. Pilot holes may be needed.
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
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®.$58.00
Posts and Accessories
NetPost 15/42/SS (white) - For: ElectroStop 10/42/12, E'Stop 9/42/6, PoultryNet 12/42/3, Chicken Net 12/42/3 or Goat Net 9/42/6Item #203041 -
Replacement line posts for Premier’s netting. Designs for each type of net, double or single spike.$3.10
Fence Connectors and AccessoriesItem #201740 -
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 -
Clip designed for the spikes on standard netting posts. Keeps bottom black strand from sliding up and creating a gap at the bottom of the net.$0.12
Fence Connectors and AccessoriesItem #202203 -
Replaces lost, misplaced or broken plastic caps (for posts 0.575" in diameter) on netting posts. Holds top strand of net in place so there is less sagging.$0.20
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Marc D from Texas
This is a game changer for my farm. I have goats that do not respect a single wire but this net changed that. My only downside is the net I bought was for chickens and needs supporting on the corners. I wouldn’t move chickens every day but goats I do so the net that needs extra work and support is somewhat of an annoyance. But I would say that this is lack of knowing the products that Premier 1 offers.
The quality of the net is good. But with that being said I wish they made the end posts a little thicker and the inner posts on the line could stay the same. I think it would make the fence overall less saggy and more effective.
Craig C from Kentucky
Tommy T from Oklahoma
Easy to put up, works great!
Jeffery B from New Jersey
This was my second of these chicken nets. Keeping my flocks separate. I have New Hampshire Reds in one fence and Buff Orps in another. I only electrify at night. Chickens stay in fence. I have three danish leghorns and they would fly over the fence. Not sure if 48" would help with that.
Heather B from North Carolina
I struggled in the beginning from the packaging, I'm not sure how it was "folded", but seems that being rolled, would have made an easier method to unpackage. I think that adding 2 more poles would help keep the netting more taut and stop some of the sagging in the fencing. (I have been using wood stakes to help bring up the areas that are sagging.) All that being said, the fencing appears to be very durable,and so far, it has done the job keeping in my chickens and ducks. I appreciate the addition of the repair kit as well.