picked up my EE male by the legs?!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jody78, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. jody78

    jody78 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 21, 2012
    My husband picked my 6 wk old EE boy by the legs today, I told him not to do that unless he was getting aggressive or starting to attack, which he wasn't. Was I right?
  2. thomaschickens

    thomaschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2012
    Washougal, WA
    I don't know about at 6 weeks old, but that was how I was taught to catch chickens, especially flighty chickens that you cannot get very close to. From what I know (which isn't a lot lol) it is better to catch them by their legs than to grab at their wings, tail or feathers. I always try first to body grab them, but sometimes they just do not want to cooperate lol. I think the most important thing is the amount of pressure that is applied. It does not take a lot of pressure to hold a chicken by it's legs. Hopefully someone else will chime in because I hate to think I've been doing it wrong all this time [​IMG]

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