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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Kristy Z from Virginia
This fence is adequate for keeping my chickens in a specific area, but I do not like the closing gate. Too flimsy. And the fact that it has to connect up in a large circle is a determent. I wants to use is in one long length and it is hard to do with the gate on one end needed a post to clip into. I have had to improvise. If you are only using it as a round pen, the it is a good enough product, although a 68 foot section is rather small and the price is rather high for what you get.
Judith B from Massachusetts
Fairly easy to work with although we did not make one continuous fence. We attached it to the side of the coop and worked around to the other side where we added a wooden gate instead of the gate design included with the fencing. We also used metal plant stakes at the corners which eliminated the need for the guy wires. This gave us more stakes to use for more support within the fencing. You may need a way to clamp the fencing to the ground between posts as there will be gaps between the bottom of the fencing and the ground.
No issues yet. Also, chickens have yet to fly over the fencing so we have not clipped their wings. Chickens seem to enjoy getting outside the coop but I'm sure they're plotting how to escape. My daughter-in-law uses an electric version for her geese and wishes she had gotten the one with the smaller weave at the bottom (mine has that).
Tara I from North Carolina
This has worked perfect for keeping our chickens together while they free range. They don't attempt to fly over or get out. We put them up at night, so we dont need to worry about it protecting them from predators.
Anitra M from New York
We purchased 2 of the 68' hen pens to wrap around our predator proof duck house and pond. It was easy to install, especially after we watched the video. We combined the two kits and only used one gate. The fence is very durable. Since it’s black, it blends in and doesn’t distract from our view of our pond. It allows us to watch the ducks and go into their area easily. The ducks have pecked at it, but they give up because it’s tough cord.
It is NOT predator proof, and we didn’t purchase it to be. We lock our flock in at night and we watch them during the day. It keeps our dogs from eating the duck food and keeps the free range rooster/hens from bothering our 8 wk old ducklings. It gives us peace of mind that they’ll stay around the pond and not wander off. The gate is well designed.
The company is easy to reach and very helpful. Shipping was faster than they estimated. Quality product.
Chris T from Ohio
Works great, wish it was a little longer.