....For herding the flock (in my case i had twenty or more to round up) I employ a chunk of PVC to extend my arm out. I can walk just not very fast or steady. But I walk along with the pipe extended...
....But by far the easiest is Bribery. Start while they are captive already.... every time you holler Chick Chick Chick or even say it.... Have some sort of treat to toss down... A little black oil sunflower seed, Scratch, Meal worms, Left over Chicken from KFC..... You never seen hilarity when a hen grabs a chicken legg and the rest try to chase her down for one. But... they will clean up a chicken or turkey carcass before you finally throw it away. Meat is Good for them.
Hi deb, I like the lightweight PVC pipe idea. I use a broom handle as an extended arm when DH isn't home to help. And definitely treats are always a great help but after mine were "conditioned" to herd themselves with a command I didn't need the treats any more. Whatever works, of course!
Question? I read that human saliva is best not to give eaten food to chickens? I assume the chicken/turkey carcasses have not been touched with human saliva? Just trying to broaden my knowledge about poultry. I learn something new every day on these posts LOL