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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Michael M from Ontario, Canada
We bought the double-spike, 164' fence (Item #207005). The fence unfolds nicely and setup is a breeze. Our land is not completely flat around the paddock, so we are having sagging/grounding issues (2000V at net with a 1.2J energizer pushing), and we have had to supplement with extra posts. The bottom three strands especially seem to want to bulge and flop to ground. Buying again, I would probably pick the Plus version with posts every 6.8 ft instead of every 12 ft, there does not seem to be a 164' version of that netting though, so it would be necessary to buy 2+ Plus fence products. Quality build though.
Diana & John S from Pennsylvania
put this around my garden to keep the ground hogs out. works great.
Kevin O from Texas
This has been a great asset for us, we have @350 birds. We sell the eggs so we want to keep our birds safe from predators and constantly move every 2 weeks. It's been a blessing for us.
Isabel M from Oklahoma
We love our chickens, but we had to keep them out of our living garden and flower beds. This netting was the answer. We had a little more trouble installing it than the demo video, but next time it will go smoother. We went for the double spike but still had sags. I had a section of 1" PVC water pipe and marked it every 48" I then drilled through it with a 9/16" bit. I cut the PVC at the holes, allowing me to drive them into the ground about 3" and just hung the netting over the notch. Works great!
Heather S from New York
Best investment I have ever made regarding poultry keeping! This is my 2nd purchase of 2 poultry nets....the first 2 have made it through two years (put away for winter), are still like new and have been successful in keeping my poultry in and keeping coyotes, racoon and fox out. I have game cams and have seen how it completely deters those predators. No problems keeping chickens and turkeys in....although you need to make sure that ground rod is in and fence is working well for turkeys as they seem to withstand a pretty good jolt before moving away. I bought these 2 for fencing in my 4 dogs when I am traveling and others are caring for them....just to ensure they don't take off after a deer or something. When I am home they will be part of my rotating poultry pasture set up. The beauty is they are so easy to move. I do place cheap posts in between the permanent posts as I leave it up in the same place for several weeks and it helps keep the netting from sagging in the middle. I liked the length (164') so opted for less posts and add where and when needed.