Catching chickens

dr1939

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Nov 5, 2012
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I am a newbie and I would like to know the easiest and safest way to catch chickens. They free range and I need to get them to go into the coop at night to protect against predators. I guess the only way I can do that is catch them and place them in the coop at night. Thank you.
 

Happy Chooks

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You can wait until dark and they are easy to catch. Otherwise, go to home depot and get yourself a net in the garden section. It's made for fish, but has a long handle you can extend. It works wonderfully on stubborn little chicks.
 

dr1939

Chirping
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Nov 5, 2012
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Thanks for the reply but at dark they are already nesting. One on the window sill and the other way up in a tree.
 

dr1939

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Nov 5, 2012
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one is about 7 months old and the other the bantam , I don't know how old she is, but she was laying eggs, but not now they are both molting
 

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