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carrying a chicken

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by daddyssteeler, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. daddyssteeler

    daddyssteeler In the Brooder

    Sep 6, 2008
    North Carolina
    how are you supposed to hold a chicken?
  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Crowing

    Mar 23, 2008
    Bailey, Mississippi.
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2008
  3. schmije

    schmije Songster

    Aug 25, 2008
    Peoria, IL
    We hold ours under our arm on the side - like a football. This holds the wings down so they don't try to flap them, and we put one hand under their feet.
  4. Chamelle

    Chamelle Songster

    Mar 30, 2008
    Springfield, OR
    Depends for me--

    For the wilder ones that I know will try to get away, I hold them firmly up against my body with one arm, like I'm carrying a football. I pin thier wings with my arm and let thier legs dangle.

    With my tamer girls, like the silkies, I scoop them up with my right hand under thier breast and then transfer them on to my left hand/arm where I let them stand next to my body. They'll usually sit down on my arm, or the palm of my hand and settle in.

    That make sense?
  5. daddyssteeler

    daddyssteeler In the Brooder

    Sep 6, 2008
    North Carolina
    yah we just got two new bantum roos and they are not used to humAN TOUCH WHILE OUR POLISH WILL SIT DOWN NEXT TO YOU SO THEIR IS NO NEED whoops i turned the caps lock on anyway there is no need for holding her

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