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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Troy K from Texas
The poles were not as stable as I thought. The gate instructions were a tad confusing but once we figured it out it was ok. We bought metal poles to give the other poles support in case of wind. Overall happy.
Ryan D from Wisconsin
The netting is great but the supplied posts are questionable. We have soft ground and the dual pronged ends break off very easy. I hope they sell the net with no posts.
Jay H from Iowa
Glad you added this product to your line. We don't mind at all that we have to assemble the posts to the plastic rolled fence. What is the best is that the fence has a tight spacing at the bottom for our growing chicks and a standard spacing higher up. It's made well. The only thing is the nylon snaps for the gate—expect we can get replacements as it will likely wearout regularly. Expected and that's fine as long as we can get the parts from you.
Alan P from Ohio
I just installed 2 of the 68 foot pens together as one bigger pen. I had previously used plastic 36 inch tall chicken wire with some plastic clip poles every 5 feet. The plastic fence was cumbersome and awkward to move and I needed something better. I move my pen every 10 days to keep the chickens in new grass areas so the product had to be easy to move and use.
Following the instructions, I was able to set the whole thing up without too much issue. The gate instructions were a bit confusing but I sorted out what they were trying to say and got it to work as intended. I was able to pull the posts out of the ground of one whole section (68') and carry the whole thing at once which is a nice change from my previous set up.
I set up the double sized pen and staked it down with the corner ties in 7 spots. They gave me plenty of other stakes for the bottom of the fence but as of now they aren't needed for my set up, even being set up on a hill.
Initial set up took a bit longer than the 30 minutes described but I also had my 4 year old helping me measure 6'6" for each post spacing. At the end I had about 8 feet vs the 6'6" spacing for all the other posts. I purchased 5 extra posts just in case I needed them such as the 8 foot gap. What I didn't realize from the pictures/ description is that the extra posts don't come with caps. You have to purchase those separate. So the extra posts don't have any way at the moment to hold up the fence. I will likely just find a solution here without ordering $2.50 worth of caps in a completely separate order.
Overall, day one impression is this product is awesome and so much better than what I have used in the past. My hens seem to like it as well. Now to see if the escape artist can still get out...