I had a fun hour of what i started out to put frontline on my chickens along with clip nails, clip a side of wings, and the very fun part. Cut off dried up poopy butt feathers. After my 7th poopy butt i came to realize my scissors were dull now, i was NUTS in the first place for doing this in the dark sure they didnt run away hkwever i was bent over in front of a lamp cliping feathers. And my nail clippers werent good enough to clip nails (couple of my birds dont scratch aparently) oh and the best. Had iur friend cut lower tree branches so the 15 that roost in the tree would be reachable...ya...7 still figured out how to get up in the tree only way higher now. Tommorrow or rather later today as its midnight now. Im investing in a net and better scissors and nail clippers. However most birds got the frontline. The tree is a mulberry tree. So they are up pretty high. You can see the eye ball of the 7th one thats hidding. Its under the white chicken. This is the mulberry tree before we trimed the left side. The lower branches were cut off.
check out Walmart for the nets. I got a landing net for about twelve bucks it has an extendable handle. See if you can get most of them into the cage area at feed time. Just shut the door on them. Then worry about catching them later.
Its in your best intrest to condition them to roost in a safe enclosure at night. Some people use a bell and feed something they really like. Or in the case of my Guineas I woould holler Treat Treat TReat and then feed them some millet or scratch..... They woul come flying up over the house to get to the back yard.
I cant run I can barely walk I use a long pvc pole to extend my arm.... about four feet long. it helps guide the chickens toward where you want them. Not perfectly but You can get most of em going into en enclosure. once inside you can use the net to catch and then do your work. Id setup a workstation with all your stuff.... scissors, clippers frontline.... I need a chair to sit on so I just use my walker... I d mark a leg shank with blue coat so you know which one was done if you have a lot of chickens.
Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,
Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.
Future poultry: Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy
"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson