Any tricks to catch a chicken?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by enggass, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a roo I am giving to someone later today. He is 18+ weeks old. I am concerned I am going to have a heck of a time catching him to give to her... Hi is in a run that is about 18'x20'... Any ideas? Tricks of the trade?

    Thanks,
    Steve
     
  2. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Might try a net. If you have another person you can usually get him in a corner & grab him or wait till dark & snatch him off the roost.
     
  3. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put the girls out and cornered mine in the coop. Then trapped him under a clothes basket.
     
  4. bald k9

    bald k9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    or wait til time to roost then just go pick him up off the roost, no chasing involved
     
  5. mommyofthreewithchicks

    mommyofthreewithchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love my fishing net! I also try treats and then scoop with my net! In general I also have a call when I feed them so they want to be near me with that call.

    Good luck on your adventure!
     
  6. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Previously Barred Babies Premium Member

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    Quote:This is exactly what we do. Seperated 5 roos last night like this and put them in the tractor waiting for pickup!!
     
  7. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I should have thought of this last night... I have to give him to somebody today at 4:00... Thanks.
    Steve
     
  8. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can try the" rocky balboa" school of chicken catching. [​IMG]
     
  9. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about a blanket... - might that work?
     
  10. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Done that before - probably what I will have to do again today [​IMG] It works, but can take time...
     

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