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.
|Horizontal Strands||12 (11 conductive)|
|Vertical Strands||Plastic strings, spaced every 3"|
|Roll Length||82' or 164'|
|Electrical Resistance||35 Ω/per 1000'|
|Line Post Options||Single Spike (SS)
Double Spike (DS)
|Line Post Material||White PVC, 0.60" diameter|
|Distance Between Posts||12'|
|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.
- #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.
2023 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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We love this fence, it is our second. It definitely works to keep cats and dogs out and any other furry creature. The chickens can get out but adding another fence to it worked. They have plenty of room now. We received this fence a day later after ordering it with free shipping. Now that's called service. Love it. Thanks.
The fencing is great for my chickens. it's easy to install and especially nice that you can re-arrange the shape as desired.
Great product! Quality construction. Easy to setup and electrify. Keeps the chickens where they belong and the same goes for the predators!
Recommended with reservation... the netting works for the chickens OK, after you get it up.
The problem is with the PVC post. The posts are flimsy, weak... cheap!
I ordered the double tine version to make sure I had enough support, but the PVC post won't hold up the netting without sagging and touching the ground. So if you order this, plan on buy 10-14 extra post from somewhere else, like a farm supply store. Get the stiff plastic or fiberglass version. You can use an extra post in between every factory post... depending on your terrain and how many curves you make with the fence. I was going to send the fence back for a refund, but it was going to cost me $30 in shipping both ways. So I spent the money on more posts.
Previous reviews talk about the post problem so take this as an additional warning.
There are 2 solutions: 1.) Buy PermaNet 12/48/3. Same net but with much stronger posts. Downside is that the net, as a result, is heavier and less easier to move. It's a 2 person task to move it. 2). In less than a month the posts in Premier's PoultryNet will be slightly larger in diameter (15 mm instead of 13 mm) -- though not nearly as large as those of PermaNet. As a result the posts are stiffer and so better at supporting the weight of the electrified mesh. (We've made this change last autumn for the exact reason noted by the reviewer above).
I was disappointed with my purchase of PoultryNet in terms of quality of materials. Upon opening my new roll, the bottom black 'wire' was broken in several places. Also,while setting the fence up for turkeys a piglet got inside the newly fenced area and in trying to get out bounced off the fence snapping the white end post off just above the metal ground spike. I feel like the white posts are not that solid (even before pig damage) and the quality of the plastic used in the mesh is mediocre. I found the double spikes to be great.