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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Brian K from MD Eastern Shore
I have been using single spike ElectroStop fencing for my goats for 5 yrs. Even with the plastic uprights, the ElectroStop has a tendency to sag a bit, especially with age. I was expecting the PoultryNet to sag with only string uprights, so I ordered the double spike so that I could stretch the fence tighter. I use step in posts at corners and currently nothing in between. Even after several inches of rain, a heavy wet snow and our steady Eastern Shore winds, the fence is tight. I use a PS100 energizer and can hear some pops from weed contact where the bottom sags in spots, but the voltage maximizes my tester at 8000v. I am sure I will need to add some light weight support posts with time. I do not find this fence to be heavy even with the double spike.
tiffani h from Northern Virginia
I was really excited about this fence after hearing how other poultry keepers were satisfied with the product. I purchased the double spike 82' long PoultryNet. Before it was shipped to me, I purchased extra electric fence posts from TSC(for the corner supports) and a charger. The fence arrived, and I set to work installing it (after watching some online videos and reading the instructions). The fence was sagging terribly! No amount of moving the fence posts would keep the top from sagging. If I did get a section to to be fairly tight on top, then the bottom of the fence would curl down and short out on our (very!) short grass. This was happening between each pole. At this point, I was ready to pack the whole thing up and send it back!
I ended up calling and emailing with Premier1, and Brenda was very helpful with suggestions. She suggested getting extra poles locally, but I don't really like the poles that I purchased from TSC. I decided to just order 7 more double spike poles from Premier1, and weave them into the fence for 6' spacing. that way the fence matches and moving the fence will be much easier than using the TSC fence poles. My plan is (if I need another section of fence- time will tell with these chickens) to purchase the same fence, because it is affordable even if you purchase 7 extra poles and weave them in yourself. Now, I like the fence just fine.
Michael S from Arizona
Great net well made, had to order more support post, my mistake,
Get the plus that has support every 6 ft or so
Jackie G from Saanichton, BC
Good quality netting. By far superior to other netting I have used.
Darlene D from Illinois
AT LAST I do not have to worry about my ducks and chickens getting nabbed by the neighborhood coyotes and foxes. Should have bought this years ago. Set up was extremely easy, and yes, putting the poly posts in-between in advisable (and not that costly. Have recommended it to all my neighbors.