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Catching chickens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dr1939, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. dr1939

    dr1939 Out Of The Brooder

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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.
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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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.
     
  3. dr1939

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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.
     
  4. dr1939

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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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