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 causing damage to the fence.
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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.
Tressie F from Mississippi
Easy set up and a large pen for my ladies. I wish it came in a 6 foot option. They wanted to fly out until they were trained to stay in. My ground is soft so the tent stakes took a little finagling but for a starter fence it does the job.
Anna G from New Hampshire
Great fence! I suggest following instructions exactly. I used electric fencing before and wanted something easier. It's sturdy and I am not using the stakes and tie outs, at least for now in summer weather. I will get another roll to expand the area. Door was a bit tricky to set up. Netting also must be woven through exactly up the same line.