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
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- 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.
Replacement Line Posts for NoShock Hen PenItem #209032 -
These are replacement parts ONLY for the NoShock Hen Pen.$2.98
Replacement Docking Post for NoShock Hen PenItem #209033 -
These are replacement parts ONLY for the NoShock Hen Pen.$4.25
Replacement Dock for NoShock Hen PenItem #209034 -
These are replacement parts ONLY for the NoShock Hen Pen.$4.50
Replacement Package of (4-Tie Backs/16-Tie Downs) for NoShock Hen PenItem #209035 -
These are replacement parts ONLY for the NoShock Hen Pen.$2.58
Replacement Top Cap for NoShock™ Hen PenItem #209036 -
These are replacement parts ONLY for the NoShock Hen Pen.$0.50
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David F from South Carolina
I ordered the NoShock Hen Pen to give my new pullets some extra run space during the day before I introduce them to my existing hens. It adds a very spacious ranging area and keeps my pullets happy. Because of a constant hawk threat, I also bought a hawk net to ensure security throughout the day. I still confine the young girls to a secure, permanent run/coop at night, but I feel like they are safe and well protected throughout the day. I also love that this fence is so easy to move around when I need a fresh ranging spot. I am very pleased with this Premier product.
Karen G from Virginia
I got the 68' NoShock Hen Pen. I LOVE IT! It’s a bit pricey and pretty short really but I attached it to some existing permanent fencing to make it so much bigger. My chickens have a run but no grass so I wanted something we could move around easily in the grass when we sit out there to keep the chickens close as we have a hawk issue. We never leave them in it when we leave. I would have had to been a genius to ever figure out the instructions but luckily I had watched a video and was able to put the fence up before my husband got home. I am SO glad I purchased it. For what it is, it’s perfect.
Brandy M from Florida
I really love this fence. It was super easy to put up, and it’s super easy to move if we want to change it’s location. We aren’t using it as a pen, but as a fence to block the chickens from coming to part of the yard. I was really skeptical about the gate, but the way we have it set up, it works great!
Emma C from Connecticut
No Shock does the trick for me... I have enclosed quite a bit of forest right behind the house for my birds. The No Shock fence is black so I don’t even see it unless I try to. Nice!
Tammy C from Ontario, Canada
The spikes on the posts are to short to anchor the posts in the ground. They're so shallow that the posts cannot support the weight of the netting and the whole pen falls over. Poles with spikes that can be driven further into the ground at least a foot or more is what is needed.