So at my request, DH made me a chicken catcher. We have over a hundred birds in several free ranging flocks and I needed an easy way to get my hands on individual birds to examine them or treat them. We looked online and found instructions to make this simple tool (egg is in the photo for size reference, it's an average size egg). Trouble is, it's not working and the darned birds are so quick I can't tell what's not right about it. I watched videos of a guy using a tool like this and he just scoops up the chickens no problem. When I try it, it's like their foot goes right through it. Is the loop part too big perhaps? I tried pinching the narrow part closed more but couldn't get it around a leg. I also tried opening it more thinking it was too tight for a leg to slip in but I couldn't catch me a chicken that way, which makes me think their leg is going in, but as soon as they pick their foot up the toes drop down and the whole foot slips out the loop. Anyone had success using one of these catchers? If so, would you share your secret method please?