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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Donald B from Illinois
Product is extremely overpriced for something that the rabbits destroy in a matter of days.
Jennifer C from Virginia
We got the 68' NoShock poultry fence on the recommendation of a neighbor. We set it up yesterday and it is brilliant! The girls are SO happy exploring their extra run. I just wish we had known about it earlier. The initial set up was a bit challenging, but once done it is set and ready for subsequent moves.
Grace P from Maine
Easy to put together and it’s staying put right where I want it. No complaints!
Elena J from West Virginia
Bought the 39 ft fence for a run to my nursery part of my coop for my chicks.
I like that they are metal poles as the heat has deformed the poles on my other poultry fencing I use for my pasture, these poles will definitely not warp.
I did this setup by myself and it was fairly easy, just lay the fencing out on the ground and stretch it out, then weave the gate pole at one end and another pole on the other end, then evenly space the other poles or if you are doing a rectangle set up like I did, place the end poles against your coop and stretch the fencing out as far and wide as you want to go and weave poles at those two corners, then attach the anchor lines using the tent pegs to keep your corners tight.
I also stretched bird netting over the top of my run and attached it with twist ties to keep the hawks from getting my chicks.
This fence is easy to move around or take down to mow or reposition.
The spacing of the fence at the bottom will easily keep chicks in without the danger of them getting tangled. This no shock fencing is inside my larger pasture with the Premier1 poultry netting that is shock so there’s no worry about predators getting through it and I do not let the chicks out unless I’m home and they are inside the nursery coop at night.
I would highly recommend this fence for use with chicks or if you need a small pen for injured chickens or other fowl to recover in. It’s heavy duty and will last for years. Too bad we can’t post pictures.
Shauna K from Florida
Not the easiest fence to set up. Took multiple times to get it right and still not happy.