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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Harry D from Pennsylvania
I use the no shock fence to section off my main Chicken Pen into paddocks so I can grow ground cover for them throughout the spring summer and fall. The no shock fence is all I need as they are completely safe in a predator proof 30 x 40 ft pen including the top. It is enclosed with 1/2" hardware cloth. I take the yard to them, as I cannot let them free range due to hawks and other predators that are out there. I use two 39 ft fences so far and may add one more so that I have four paddocks that they can use each for a 1 week period while the other paddocks grow. IN this way each area gets three weeks of no chickens and then they rotate to get 1 week on each paddock making good greens for them continually.
The fence is durable and easy to use. A bit tricky to initially get put together but once all complete easy to use. If you don't need a shock system, I recommend this fence for sure.
I am sure the shock fence would work just great as well.
Megan M from West Virginia
So far the fence is holding up quite nicely. The instructions were a little confusing but once we figured it out the fence is great. Our adult chickens seem to be content in the pen. For a pen that’s quick to assemble and easier to move from a location it’s great.
Troy K from Texas
The poles were not as stable as I thought. The gate instructions were a tad confusing but once we figured it out it was ok. We bought metal poles to give the other poles support in case of wind. Overall happy.
Ryan D from Wisconsin
The netting is great but the supplied posts are questionable. We have soft ground and the dual pronged ends break off very easy. I hope they sell the net with no posts.
Jay H from Iowa
Glad you added this product to your line. We don't mind at all that we have to assemble the posts to the plastic rolled fence. What is the best is that the fence has a tight spacing at the bottom for our growing chicks and a standard spacing higher up. It's made well. The only thing is the nylon snaps for the gate—expect we can get replacements as it will likely wearout regularly. Expected and that's fine as long as we can get the parts from you.