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.
Rabbits, chipmunks, mice and other small critters may chew through the nonelectrified strings of the HenPen causing damage to the fence.
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Leslie D from Alabama
Fair price. Fast delivery. Easy installation. Very satisfied!
Shannon C from Tennessee
It was okay. I find that the cattle panels are much easier to use than netting. It got tangled so much. The stakes that hold it into the ground bend too easy. (I did not use them in the clay soil but an area in my garden I had been working.) I will keep it but I would not buy another. I am sure it serves a purpose for someone, but not me.
Mark C from Kentucky
Excellent product, very easy setup.
Sally W from Indiana
This fence is very easy to assemble and set up. Perfect to allow our chicks to bug and graze outside their coop. The only problem we are having is that rabbits are cutting the fencing in order to get inside. Can’t figure why since the same grassy lawn is both inside and out of the fencing, and the chick feeder is inside the coop (rabbits can’t get to it). The grass is always greener syndrome???
Ruth G from Ohio
The fence, once assembled is exactly what I wanted. Posts stay in the ground fairly well. On a hill and occasionally I have to reset a leaner. My only disappointment was the assembly required. I didn’t comprehend that this fence doesn’t arrive assembled, like the video I watched. I have trouble bending and thought all I would need to do was install. However, I did manage, and it was relatively easy. My chickens love their new expanded area. The really don’t go near the fence or peck at it, so I can’t say how it holds up to that type of abuse.