Is it dangerous to the chicken to catch them by their legs? I have 2 17-wk old roosters that I am moving between a coop and pens (for security from bear at night) daily. That means I have to catch them twice a day. So far, no mishaps, but they are pretty strong, and I worry that in their fright (they do not like being caught) they will hurt a wing or twist a leg. Even catching them in their pens is a bit tricky. I am starting to wonder if it would be safer to just keep them in the pens until their butchering date is a couple weeks. I just hate to keep them all penned up for 2 weeks, though, so if injury is unlikely, I would keep doing the move.