Just to show you how much of a newbie I am, can someone give me some advice, or point me toward some online info, on how to properly handle chickens? I've seen people catch them by the tail. Is this acceptable? Does it hurt them? I've also seen chickens flipped upside down and carried by the legs. I got the impression this didn't bother the chicken all that much and have seen and heard of lots of people do it, but is it really okay for the birds? How do you handle, confine, etc. a wild bird (as in not tame)? If a bird isn't used to being handled but has to be for medical reasons or whatever, what's the best way to hold/handle it? I don't see much point in freaking out a bird that's sick or hurt to the point it dies of fright.