Originally Posted by Robotmomma
OMG. I am not prepared for this. They won't even let me near them. They hide under the coop and I can't get under there without crawling through their wormy poop!
From how many sides do they have access to get under there? Block all but one, flush them out (a long handled broom, lunge whip, etc is great for this - anything that you can use to gently "push" them along in the direction you wish them to go) into an enclosed area and then block the entrance you just moved them out of - now they are not able to hide under there. From there start shrinking the area they are in either by moving them towards a corner and penning them in with a barrier or moving them into the coop and closing that up. Once they are in a small, confined area that you can easily access you can catch them up, one by one, and do what needs to be done.
*or* - wait until evening when they go to roost -- close up the coop and you can easily pick them up, no muss/no fuss, to do what needs doing.
Edited by Ol Grey Mare - 6/16/15 at 9:20am