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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Rachel B from New York
I bought this for grazing my chickens outside their enclosed run. It was easy to set up and easy to reposition. The fence is quite durable. The smaller chickens have discovered they could fit through the larger mesh, wish the smaller mesh went higher. Very satisfied ordered another two so I could create a larger area. I do monitor the birds during the day, otherwise I would probably use an electrified fence.
Maria P from Missouri
After watching the video, the pen went up easily. I have one escape artist who launches herself from the roof of the hen house over the fence, but the others stay in nicely, and she stays around to be with friends. (They were spending most of the day in the neighbor's yard. The pen meets my needs nicely.
Jennifer C from California
This NoShock Hen Pen is working great to keep my chickens out of my raised garden beds. I would buy again, very happy!
Rachael S from Colorado
Not only was it a pain to install, but this pen is supposed to be for chicks, however, i have found that they can easily escape the much larger holes above the small holes. I really wish the small holes were all the way up. I often have a yard full of chicks when they escape. Before i had it a week one pole broke. The double spike separated from the pole at the botrom. I wont buy a replacement pole and have to pay $$ for shipping just to get one pole. All in all, Im not very satisfied with this fence. I really wish i had spent the money on another electric poultry net, I have 2 of those and am 100% satisfied with them. I cant say the same for this net.
John B from Virginia
Very good product. Instructions for setup could have been better. Maybe it is me, but I struggled at first. The fence works beautifully!