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.
- 42" tall installed
- 12 horizontal strands (11 conductive)
- Horizontals are white and black. Visible for humans and animals against all backgrounds.
- Horizontal spacings from bottom to top are: 2", 2", 2", 2", 4", 4", 4", 4", 4", 6", 8"
- Verticals are white plastic strings placed every 3"
- Line posts (0.60" dia.) are available with a single spike (SS) or double spike (DS)
- Line posts are made from PVC and are spaced every 12'
- Post spikes are 6" long and 0.26" dia.
- Available in 82' or 164' lengths
- 35 ohms of resistance per 1000'
Each roll comes with 1 Warning Sign and 1 Repair Kit.
- #201800 - $0.97 per ft (164' roll with single spike posts)
- #201900 - $1.26 per ft (82' roll with single spike posts)
- #207005 - $1.03 per ft (164' roll with double spike posts)
- #207020 - $1.34 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.
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.$2.30
Posts and Accessories
NetPost 15/42/DS (white) - For: ElectroStop & Plus 10/42/12, E'Stop 9/42/6 or PoultryNet & Plus 12/42/3Item #207007 -
Replacement line posts for Premier’s netting. Designs for each type of net, double or single spike.$2.65
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 -
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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Jenni O from California foothills
This fence is every bit as easy to move and install as the youtube videos show. I've tried several other methods of temporary fencing to move my goats around to graze and this is by far the easiest.
I purchased one section of 164' fencing and it is a large enough area to put 4 goats in all day long for 3 days or so, they eat down all of the poison oak, a lot of the grasses and trim up the trees and bushes nicely in that amount of time. It takes me about 30 minutes to take the fence down and move it.
I bought the single spike because I thought the double spike would be too hard to get into the ground here (very hard, dry and often rocky ground). I wish there was a small step in piece to make pushing the post into the ground easier, but it is not to difficult. I do use the plastic temporary posts from my horse fence to supply extra support when I round a corner so that it doesn't sag too much.
LOVE that I can easily use a clip to connect it to my existing electric fence.
I also wish there was an easier method of closing the fence like a gate. Tying a bow around the other end post and a t-post for support to close it after the goats are in is challenging and always results in me shocking myself. Ouch.
Michael C from Montana
Great product!!! I have dealt with electric fences for years and this is the easiest fence to install and take down. Wonderful product!!!!
Ellen A from MA
The description in these fences in incomplete. To me, "Just attach a fence energizer" means the fence is a pos/neg and does not require a ground rod. There is a big difference between hooking up to an energizer and pounding a ground rod into heavy clay and rock soil. We move our chickens frequently so this is not convenient. Also, a grounded fence will not stop chickens that fly up through the larger holes near the top of the fence because they aren't touching the ground to complete the circuit, so that means clipping their feathers to make the poultry fence work correctly. I had such high hopes for this fence and am disappointed.
Vicki M from Texas
It took my husband and I less than an hour to put the fence together. Easiest fence I have EVER put up!!
Elizabeth F from South Carokina
This is our third purchase of electric fencing for our chickens. We love it and think it is easy to install. This last purchase sags a little but putting in extra posts helped. It does keep our chickens in and they are safe. Very pleased!