PoultryNet® 12/42/3 (Pos/Neg with drivable posts)
42" tall electric net with positive/negative (Pos/Neg) capability for high resistance fencing conditions. It’s used to keep in chickens, ducks, geese and other poultry while keeping their ground-based predators out. Recommended for containing heavy, non-flying birds.
The drivable posts (.75" dia.) are much stronger and stiffer than standard line posts and can be pounded in with a dead-blow hammer or mallet. Fence installs easily in hard/frozen soils as well as soft soils. Pushing in posts is no longer necessary.
Each roll is a complete fence with the drivable posts already built into the mesh/fence. One roll (100 ft) weighs only 18 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.
Same mesh as standard 42" PoultryNet, but with stronger and stiffer drivable posts. Excellent for those with hard/frozen soils or that lack the hand-strength to insert the posts into soft soils. Brown drive-caps indicate these posts are drivable.
Pos/Neg capable for dry conditions or use with high resistance animals. Ideal for situations when there is too little moisture in the soil to properly ground the fence. A PowerLink must be purchased separately to make the secondary ground connection.
- 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.
|PoultryNet® 12/42/3 Pos/Neg with Drivable Posts|
|Horizontal Strands||12 (11 conductive)|
|Vertical Strands||White plastic strings, spaced every 3"|
|Roll Length||50' or 100'|
|Electrical Resistance Ohms/1000 ft||35 Ω|
|Distance Between Built-In Line Posts||12.5'|
|Line Posts||Single Spike (SS) Drivable Posts (DP), White PVC, 0.75" dia.|
|Pos/Neg (PN) for dry soils||✓|
|Horizontal Spacings (bottom to top)||2", 2", 2", 2", 4", 4", 4", 4", 4", 6", 8"|
Each roll comes with 1 Warning Sign and 1 Repair Kit.
Pos/Neg (P/N) comes with 2 clips on each end. 1 is to be hooked to the energizer like normal. The 2nd should be hooked to a ground rod. This is for places where the soil is very dry and the animals do not ground well.
- #207023 - $1.88 per ft (100' roll with drivable posts)
- #207024 - $2.68 per ft (50' roll with drivable 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 AccessoriesItem #205011 -
Replacement line posts for Premier’s netting. Designs for each type of net, double or single spike.$3.28
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 #206503 -
Replacement clip designed for the steel spikes on posts.$0.15
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BK R from Arkansas
Generally keeps predators at bay. Using a 4 foot steel grounding rod. The ground spikes on the bottom of my IntelliShock fence energizer is not adequate for my application.
Michael P from Virginia
Recommend the driveable posts. Our ground is Rocky and hard.
Some of our chickens have learned to fly over fence but It does keep the predators out.