what size/type of net should I get to catch chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cicene mete, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. cicene mete

    cicene mete Songster

    Jun 19, 2008
    I have a bunch of young Gamefowl, and they are lightning quick. I know that despite my best efforts there will be escapees and those who try to roost in trees. Does anyone know what size of net I need? Does anyone have a good chicken-net that they could recommend? [​IMG]
  2. Paco

    Paco Chirping

    Jun 6, 2010
    Well if your fast enough to catch them on foot, cause they are fast, a would recommend a net with a long handle and littler holes in the net so they cant hurt themselves.
  3. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

    Mar 12, 2008
    Loxahatchee, Florida
    No matter what kind of net you get you'll have more success trying to catch them after dark. Watch where they go to roost & wait until nightfall to try to eliminate a LOT of running around. Also try training them to come when they hear the sound of scratch grains rattling in a can. Often it's easier to call them to come to you, then toss some grain in their pen or in an open cage and let them go in by themselves.
  4. I'm learning to work around the chicken'ness of my girls. If I wait half an hour later in the evening they are much calmer and so easy to deal with. and if they are let out to forage in the garden I plan on using special treats to lure them into their pen. of course if I could figure out how to put them on a leash..... lol I get crazy thought's !
  5. dogdollar

    dogdollar Songster

    May 19, 2010
    I have four barred rock pullets, five production red pullets, and a Dominecker rooster. I round them up with a scotch on the rocks and a pool noodle. So far, so good.
  6. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Crowing

    Jul 8, 2008
    Fleetwood, PA
    I just bought a net from Premier1 and I think it is about 18 by 24 inches. It seemed alot bigger in person than I thought. Haven't used it yet, but today my sister is coming to pick up her 8 week old pullets that I have been growing for her and since my chicks are still scaredof everything, I may have to use it. Will let you know how it goes. This net is flat on one side, so don't know how it would work getting them out of trees. The handle is 4 foot long with the net being 2 foot.
  7. patimekiller

    patimekiller In the Brooder

    Jun 5, 2010
    Nw pennsylvania
    I've heard of using a long stiff wire with a v on the end to snag there feet sliding it threw the grass slowly I haven't tried it
  8. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Crowing

    Jun 20, 2009
    Orange County, NY
    Quote:Now that has got to be quite the sight, what a hoot!
  9. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

    Mar 12, 2008
    Loxahatchee, Florida
    Quote:[​IMG] Now I have a mental picture of you & your chickens relaxing poolside, all sipping drinks, with some of the birds perched on the pool noodle floating in the water, taking turns diving gracefully off of it to swim to the edge and refill their glasses. Finally, you stand & stretch and say "All right, time to go roost" and all the chickens walk contentedly back to their coop for the night.

  10. chickenlips1954

    chickenlips1954 Songster

    Jul 16, 2008
    Although I hate shopping at Walmart for anything and try to avoid them at all costs, they do have the cheapest fishing nets, so that's where I got mine. It cost $12 and the netting is soft, so it won't hurt my girls. The next size down has a smaller net, shorter handle and cost about $7, but was not a good choice. It's worth a few bucks more to go with the bigger one.

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