What is the best way to catch chickens

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  1. 09876543217

    09876543217 New Egg

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    I want to know the best, safest, fastest, and most humane way to catch a fast chicken. My experience with my chickens, is that they are sometimes willing for me to pick them up, and the rest of the time, their not. Thats the most simple way i could really explain it.
    Any tips and tricks on how to catch a chicken?
    All help would be greatly appreciated, Thanks
    Ps, I do not believe in cothangering chickens legs, as it does distress them quite a lot.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] The best way to catch chickens is to wait until they are roosting.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. X2 on sourland; roosting chickens are easy to catch. :eek:) Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our community!

    Catching chickens at night while they're on a roost is probably easiest. However, slowly walking a chicken into a corner and then reaching down with both hands can work, as well.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Chickens don't want to move in the dark, so that's a plus. However, for that very reason, if they are roosting in trees you want to get them down before predators snack on them.
     
  7. BDutch

    BDutch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Catching in daytime for flightly chickens:..., slowly walking a chicken into a corner and then reaching down very quick (diving) and grab with both hands.
     
  8. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Yeah, and usually accompanied by a few "choice" words if you miss [​IMG]
     
  9. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Fish nets work like a charm.
     
  10. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     

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