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catching chickens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mulevaline, May 1, 2008.

  1. mulevaline

    mulevaline New Egg

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    Mar 10, 2008
    I have free-rangers, and need to catch a few to give away. what's the best way?
     
  2. Buckguy20

    Buckguy20 OKIE MOSES

    Apr 13, 2007
    Choctaw Oklahoma
    Depends on how closs eyou can get. The best way is to lure them into an enclosure with food
    You can use a long piece of wire with a hook or a dip net if you can get close enough.
    I have also caught them by using a cage with a long string tied to the door.
    Just put feed in it and when one goes in pull the string to close the door.
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Out in the open I'd probably use a dip net, but in a pen I use my hook.
     
  4. Buckguy20

    Buckguy20 OKIE MOSES

    Apr 13, 2007
    Choctaw Oklahoma
    I just reran an old post about catching free range chickens.
     

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