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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Allen F from NC
I have to agree with some of the later reviews in that the poultry fence sags too much due to extra weight of the closer spacing of the wires. The solution is to add plastic step in posts between each net post which adds to cost and difficulty of set up. My chicks are pastured and I like to move them often and moving the fence has become quite the chore. I use the E Net fence for my sheep which does not sag, is lighter and is easy to set up.
My pullets can still leap threw the poultry fence and don't get shocked since they are not grounded but it does keep predators out quite effectively. Poultry Net in 168' lengths is also quite heavy and is more difficult to pick up. The poles are a bit flimsy but would not want them any heavier or stiffer since they'd be more prone to break. I'd still buy it and use it as I can't think of any better product or any way to make it better but it does have it's pitfalls.
Paula S from Kansas
We purchased a similar fence from another company with only one spike. During the dry season, it became more and more difficult to push into the hard ground. This fence with two spikes allows us to push the poles in using our foot or even a hammer. Plus, the webbing is much sturdier than that of the competitor's. We're very pleased and glad we ordered two.
Teresa B from North Carolina
I have the sheep fence it worked great for the goats too and even now with my horses too. So when I decided to get some chickens this year, I knew I had to get poultry fence too. We also have foxes/coyotes that come through the farm fence which I'm replacing with 6' chainlink fence with electric wire at the top should keep wildlife out.
Beth H from Oregon
If you've tried other poultry nets and been less than impressed, it is because it wasn't this one.
This one is quick to set up, quick to pick up, rarely needs additional support beyond supplied posts. It doesn't constantly tangle as my other net does. It is nicely made of sturdy materials that don't wear you out setting them up, which is important to me the closer I get to 50. I purchased one to try and came back for 2 more right away.
I am done wishing there was a better poultry net solution.
james h from TEXAS
This is a great product!! The post were light enough to handle yet strong enough to do the job well. The double spike works very well in my clay soil. I did add some extra fiber glass post that I had from tractor supply, but they were not really necessary for my chickens. I did have to clip the wings on two of my Americanas as they flew very well, not so with the sex link hens. They all stay in now with no problem. Previous to the new fence I had been loosing hens regularly to coons, bob cats , coyotes, and packs of ferrel dogs. Haven't lost a one since I put up the fence. I have a rough area that I cant mow I am considering fencing in with this product and stocking with goats. That will be a hard test since it is rough and remote and full of predators, but if it works it will save me a lot of money.