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.
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William G from New Hampshire
A bit disappointing. Not easy to setup. I wish I had spend a few extra dollars and got an 82" PoultryNet 12/42/3 which I would have had the option of energizing. Then when the chickens are gone I could re-task it with my alpacas. 39ft of NoShock vs 82ft of PoultryNet difference is $28. The 68ft NoShock actually costs more. Go with PoultryNet double-spike, light weight and lasts for years.
Greg A from California
The video helped me set it up properly, and the fence works perfectly to keep my five chickens on a piece of pasture.
Scott M from Washington
The Hen Pen takes a little bit of time to set up, but once setup its easy to use and nice to have up. I bought this to slowly introduce my chicks to the outside world.
Christina P from Illinois
This product does allow hens to free range safely. However, I have found that it needs more posts to truly utilize fencing. It sags which allows younger hens to easily escape through the top panel. The top which because of sagging, is nearly touching the ground. Also, I feel like the price is a little steep considering the size, but that is just an opinion.
Robert M from North Carolina
Great little fence for my hens. I’ve had it for about 3 weeks now and it works and looks great! I use it as an extension to my run during the day. No issues with them getting out. I really like the gate feature, very convenient. This product is more about keeping your chickens in than keeping critters out. So far no critter issues.