NoShock™ Hen Pen
New! Introducing the NoShock™ Hen Pen—a lightweight, non-electrified net enclosure for chickens and other poultry. Best when used as a monitored day pen for adult birds and chicks. Allows you to move your flock to fresh grass quickly and easily. Features a built-in step-through gate.
Because this fence cannot be electrified, we recommend that you move your birds to a safe, secure location at night. NoShock™ Hen Pen will not stop predators.
For protection from predators, look to Shock-Or-Not™ Poultry Fence which can also be used a day pen for young birds.
- Keep supervised free-range flocks out of flower beds, gardens, patios, roadways, etc. Great for folks with backyard chickens.
- Keep in chicks and ducklings when they are too small to be contained by PoultryNet®.
- Install around the garden to put ducks on “slug-patrol”.
Poultry Net Fences Compared
- 48" tall installed
- Black nylon mesh
- Lower 16" of netting has small 1.75" spacings to reduce the likelihood of chicks escaping the paddock
- Upper 32" of netting has larger 4" spacings
- Fiberglass posts (1/2" dia.) are exceptionally stiff and feature offset double spikes: 4.5" and 3". Posts are not pre-installed.
- Step-through gate hardware is included
- Available in two lengths:
- 39 ft length—includes 6 double spike support posts, step-through gate, 4 corner tie backs and 16 tie-down stakes (used to anchor net)
- 68 ft length—includes 10 double spike support posts, step-through gate, 4 tie backs, and 24 tie-down stakes
How to Install
- Before installing line posts, stretch the net out in an open area. For best results, ensure posts are woven through the mesh using the same vertical columns.
- The white post caps come detached to allow you to easily weave the line posts into the net without snagging. If desired, an acrylic adhesive can be used to permanently secure them to the post.
- Many find building a circular pen easier than creating a square or rectangular space. Why? Because measured post spacings are not as critical. To begin, secure the first and last post together. Then create a small circular enclosure with the remaining posts. Progressively expand the circular area outward to add tension. For more support when using a circular enclosure, position the posts so the double-spike faces inward.
- When moving the pen, or for storage, walk along the fence, removing the posts from the soil and holding them in your hand in a tidy bundle. This allows the loose netting to fold together into pleats. After all posts have been collected, lay the netting onto the ground and roll up the folds towards the bundle of posts. (This “fold and then roll” process is very similar to our electrifiable nets.)
Consult the assembly instructions (linked above) for additional information.
For flighty birds, clip their flight feathers on one wing to prevent escape.
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Ryan M from Kentucky
This was worth the investment. Free range is no longer an option as I’ve lost too many to hawks and other predators. Being able to provide the girls with fresh grass to run is great. The fence went together easy enough. The nylon material seems like it’s quality material. I’m not sure how the poles will hold up over time. I hope they don’t splinter like other fiberglass poles do but for now they are great. I saw some others comments about the lack of tightness in the fence because of the poles. I’d say if you want clean straight lines use the guy lines. I made it an addition to their pen. At night I lock them in the coop to keep them safe. Great product!
Tiffanny R from Washington
Overall this product did what it was designed to. I would suggest stronger poles, as it was difficult to get a good tight night, which in the end a hen wasn't able to get underneath. I was also disappointed that the largest option 68ft was still very small, I would put about 8 well behaved hens in at the size it came to. I would recommend checking other options before making this purchase.
Maureen P from Illinois
They were out of the shock or not fence so I thought I would try one of these hen pens. Putting it together took a bit longer than I thought, but it it is a nice fence that is easy to move... great as a divider for larger tamer teenagers and adults, just not great if you have a rowdy bunch of chicks... I was trying to contain a brood of 9 meat mutt chicks... After one got its wings caught in 1" chicken wire. This was the rowdiest bunch of 1 pullet and 8 cockerel chicks I ever had and wouldn't listen to the hen. They could get through for several weeks ( same as 2" chain link) which caused the mother to fly over... she dumped them at 6 wks, I took her out. Then one jumped up on the horizontal that separates the small from the larger holes and popped out for a couple of weeks. This contains them better than the regular netting but not as well as the shock or not, which is great.
Harry D from Pennsylvania
I use the no shock fence to section off my main Chicken Pen into paddocks so I can grow ground cover for them throughout the spring summer and fall. The no shock fence is all I need as they are completely safe in a predator proof 30 x 40 ft pen including the top. It is enclosed with 1/2" hardware cloth. I take the yard to them, as I cannot let them free range due to hawks and other predators that are out there. I use two 39 ft fences so far and may add one more so that I have four paddocks that they can use each for a 1 week period while the other paddocks grow. IN this way each area gets three weeks of no chickens and then they rotate to get 1 week on each paddock making good greens for them continually.
The fence is durable and easy to use. A bit tricky to initially get put together but once all complete easy to use. If you don't need a shock system, I recommend this fence for sure.
I am sure the shock fence would work just great as well.
Megan M from West Virginia
So far the fence is holding up quite nicely. The instructions were a little confusing but once we figured it out the fence is great. Our adult chickens seem to be content in the pen. For a pen that’s quick to assemble and easier to move from a location it’s great.