Moving My Chickens to their Summer Housing
But I am hear to attest to two things about chickens that make catching them as easy as can be. The last time I had to catch mine for their relocation to their summer coop it took less than ten minutes to catch and move all ten chickens. These are the only two things you need to know to make this process go smoothly for you too.
Chickens Roost Every Night
Be a Roost Robber
As you can see they were pretty happy to be in their new quarters. The weeds had grown up a bit this spring so it was like a huge salad bar everywhere they looked. It's kinda funny that we throw pumpkins in here at the end of the year, and they pick through them throughout the fall. Pumpkin seeds after all are a natural dewormer I have read. But every spring we have tons of sprouted squash and other seeds in this space.....until these girls figure out how tasty they are.
So, if you have to move some chickens, use their natural roosting instincts against them and don't waste any time chasing them around. Just grab them while they are sleeping and move them to their new bed. Its the easiest way I know, to catch a chicken.