By its tail??? Is this safe?? A bit like closing the barn door after the horse is out but, someone who has been chicken keeping for 20+ years uses this method to snag her chickens. One of mine wouldn't come with the shaker scratch bottle, so I had to catch her. She was really evasive and this is totally new behavior for her! She had been trained to come since a chick! She is now 18ish weeks, and just starting to get hormonal...and like a rebellious teen, wanted to stay out and party after everyone else had gone into the run. So, I lured her with some scratch and snagged her tail and she went ballistic!! Couldn't get her any other way. Scared the bejeebas out of both of us! Held her for quite awhile after that to settle her and now I'm hoping she isn't afraid of me! She was the most friendly of all...such a lap girl, always first for affection and the last 3 or so days she has completely changed! I can't let her free range if she won't come.....sad to say! Does catching this way harm them???? Thanks!