I use my cross country ski poles to round up my chickens and drive them from one place to another. Just hold them in your extend arms and walk towards your flock and tap the ground and maybe the odd bird when they begin to run astray. Works for my flock of 24 hens. Any thing about 3 feet or longer you can hold in one hand from canes, small alder poles, dowels, hockey stick handles. should serve the purpose (I used 2 poles to drive my birds.) The first time is the hardest but it gets easier each time. After some time you can just use your out streached arms.
Great suggestion, Hokum Coco.