Chicken wrangling

threescompany

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What is your most effective method for wrangling chickens when you need to. Mine are eating out of my hand and tolerate me in the run but are still pretty stand offish. I have an EE that is faster than greased lightening!
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Percheron chick

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You will never be faster than them during the day. Wait until they roost for the night and just start working them for 30 seconds at a time when they are more agreeable.

If I have to catch a chicken that wants no part of me during the day, I bait her with some treats to get her inside the coop than I can corner her and catch her.
 
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iwiw60

Crowing
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LOL that guy is funny!!

iwiw60 have you used this method? How leery do they get after catching a few?
I've never had to catch a chicken, but two of my friends here have used this method and swear by it. I would think giving the flock a little time to settle down and go about their business would be all it would take. See, this guy uses a coat hangar...it is almost invisible to a chicken and thus the reason he can 'snag 'em' easily!
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