PoultryNet® Plus 12/42/3 Electric Netting
A 42" tall portable electric fence used to keeps in chickens, ducks, geese and other poultry while keeping their ground-based predators out. Recommended for containing heavy, non-flying birds.
For fences that involve curves, corners and directional change, or when aesthetics are a concern, “Plus” nets include additional line posts to reduce sag. Line posts are spaced every 6'8" (vs. 12' for standard 42" PoultryNet).
Each roll is a complete fence with the posts already built into the mesh/fence. One roll (100 ft) weighs only 21 lbs. You will need a fence energizer to electrify the net.
New to electric fence? Premier’s Starter Kits may be a good choice. They include netting, extra support posts, a solar fence energizer, ground stake and a digital tester. Already have an energizer? See our Netting Kit.
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.
PoultryNet® Plus 12/42/3 is identical to standard 42" PoultryNet, but to help with sagging, we’ve added more posts to shorten the distance between them (6'8" vs. 12'). More posts means less sag and a more versatile fence which adapts easily to curves and hills.
Double spike posts are more stable in soft soils. Green is available for those who prefer to have the fence blend into the background or landscape.
- 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® Plus 12/42/3|
|Horizontal Strands||12 (11 conductive)|
|Vertical Strands||Plastic strings, spaced every 3"|
|Roll Length||50' or 100'|
|Color||White/Black or Green/Black|
|Electrical Resistance||35 Ω/per 1000'|
|Line Post Options||Double Spike (DS)|
|Line Post Material||White or Green PVC, 0.60" diameter|
|Distance Between Posts||6'8"|
|Horizontal Spacings||2", 2", 2", 2", 4", 4", 4", 4", 4", 6", 8"
(from bottom to top)
Each roll comes with 1 Warning Sign and 1 Repair Kit.
- #207004 - $1.67 per ft (100' black/white roll with double spike posts)
- #207003 - $2.12 per ft (50' black/white roll with double spike posts)
- #207001 - $1.67 per ft (100' green roll with double spike posts)
- #207002 - $2.12 per ft (50' green 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.
2023 New ProductsItem #113610 -
Solar powered 0.8 output joule energizer for electric fences. Used to contain sheep, goats, poultry, swine, cattle and horses. Effective against predators.$294.00
Energizer KitsItem #113300 -
Solar powered 0.60 joule energizer used with electric fences to contain sheep, goats, poultry, swine, cattle and horses. Effective against predators.$285.00
Fence Connectors and AccessoriesItem #200008 -
Repair electric net fences simply, quickly and securely. No tools required! For electric netting and other 3mm conductors.$9.50
GatesItem #340605 -
Provides easy access in/out of netting enclosures without the need to turn off the fence energizer. Same electrified mesh as 48" tall PoultryNet®.$60.00
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 -
Clips fits to the spikes on standard electrified netting posts. Keeps bottom black strand in place and tensioned.$0.15
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Rose B from Adirondacks, NY
It was like Christmas in May when I opened my new box of PoultryNet Plus! I have been using Premier fencing for 9 years for my dairy goat herd. I have three rolls of ElectroNet that I have been using for the whole 9 years. They have held up extremely well and show no signs of needing to be replaced any time soon.
I purchased the PoultryNet Plus to go around my garden. Last year the deer ate all my carrots so I wanted to get serious and buy a dedicated piece of fencing just for the garden. I knew that Premier would be the place to go since I had such great luck with the ElectroNet. I got the PoultryNet Plus for the garden because it was a good length (100') for the size of my garden, it has small holes to keep marauding woodchucks and rabbits out, and it has posts every 6' to keep it supported. Another bonus is that I can fence my goats around the garden fence and they can mow the grass but not trample and eat my garden. I can't be happier with how nice it looks around my garden. I admire it every time I go by. It looks classy and should do the trick to keep the animals out.
The only problem is that now I want to use it for my laying hens and meat chickens! The carrots may go to the deer again this year because I may not be able to stop myself from using this lovely piece of fencing on my other animals!
Mark F from MA
I purchase this as a kit with an energizer for both egg and meat bird semi-freerangers. Our predator problem has been terrible in the last couple of years.
I was frustrated and dissapointed that the "kit" has no workable means of attaching the energizer to the positive lead. The ground rod came with a hose clamp to secure the wire, but the fence has a special connector to couple to additional sections of fence. I tried twisting the wire to the connector as well as clamping with an office binder clip. In both cases I would return to find the net was not energized due to the poor connection.I now have a stakon crimped to the wire and jamed under the spring clip on the connector.Some sort of adapter clip should be included in the kits. I don't want to damage the connector clip since I have an addtional net to connect.
barend j from florida
Equipment arrived as promised, bit pricey but quality is good, poles could be a bit stiffer. Remember , weeds do affect the voltage in the fence. For best results mow/weed-whack the path along which you will be putting the fence up and you will be amazed. Also try to not allow the bottom conductor touch the ground its ok for the black strand to be on the ground since it has no conductor in it.
Excellent product to keep poultry safe, we have a lot of raccoons foxes coyotes panthers and bobcats around, they will surely get to your chicks without a fence. For best results install a bird net over your chicken yard it keeps the hawks at bay.
David M from NC
The 100' Poultry Net Plus is, I've discovered, about all I can comfortably carry under one arm when collecting the fence for relocation. It is so very easy to set up and connect to the energizer for quick moves. I paired this with the soloar energizer and couldn't be happier with the portability.
Peggy J from Indiana
I bought this fence to pen my chickens in the back yard and to keep them away from my flower beds. It works great! So easy to install and is movable so that we can mow underneath it. The double stakes makes it very sturdy. Love it!