How to catch those quick birds?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by LMVB, Sep 17, 2019.

  1. LMVB

    LMVB Chirping

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    Hi all,
    I know someone knows the answer to my question. I need to buy one of those nice, long-handled chicken catching nets/hoops. What are they really called, and where to get the best price? I work for a vet clinic but they couldn't find one, likely because I don't know what they're actually called! I know someone here will know the "official" name for this tool.
    Thanks in advance to all you helpful chicken owners!
    LMVB
     
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  2. Mvan42

    Mvan42 Songster

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  3. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Enabler

    X2 on the fish net.
     
  4. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Free Ranging

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    I have used both the fishnet and the chicken hook. The hook is much less disruptive, much less frightening and much quicker to catch a bird. The fish net will catch them, but is scares the bejabbers out of them, and unless you get it right, the whole flock thinks it has been attacked by an aerial predator.

    Where as with the hook, you just reach out slow, snag a bird, and the bird is in your arms so fast, the first time I nearly dropped him, as I was not expecting it to work that well or quick.

    Mrs K
     
  5. blackandtan

    blackandtan Songster

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    I made a hook and I love it
     
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  6. imnukensc

    imnukensc Crowing

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    Can easily make a chicken hook out of a bent coat hanger.
     
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  7. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie Gallus gallus domesticus

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    Fall Harvest Products Steel Fowl Catcher

    We have a homemade one but the link I provided above is basically the same deal.. Toss some feed on the pre placed on the ground hook tool and MAKES SHORT TIME.. no playing games..
     
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  8. BigBlueHen53

    BigBlueHen53 Crowing

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    I prefer to wait until they have gone to bed of an evening and pluck them off the roost like grapes off a vine. Easier on them and me both.
     
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  9. Mvan42

    Mvan42 Songster

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    Personally our chickens are tame enough we can pick them right up. A few we have to get them kinda cornered. But still use to being picked up
     
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