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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Tera W from Minnesota
Product is great, mobile, perfect for what I need!
Ryan H from South Carolina
The instructions are useless and unclear. I had to disassemble the pen after following the instructions and reassemble figuring out the best way to do it on my own. Not a huge deal, but I hate redoing work. Bought this for young chicks, but they can easily jump up to the larger holes in the netting and escape. Would have been easier and cheaper to purchase t-posts and plastic poultry netting from somewhere local. Save your money.
Mary D from North Dakota
Just as advertised. Keeps my chickens on new grass whenever I move the fence.
Juanita P from Utah
I love using these! Not that hard to get to set up. Once you get the hang of weaving it, time flies by. I was able to set these up on my own. I bought two sets to allow for more ground cover, however, I have only opened the one.
I weave the bottom thread into the stake part of the post to allow for more tension and to cover gaps between the fence and ground. It allows our chickens new ground to forage. They have not tried to escape. I look forward to testing the fence when we have chicks again.
Teri T from Minnesota
Ordered two. Very fast delivery. Using as little dog pen. Love them! I sat outside with him for the first few hours and he got tangled up once and hasn't tried again.