I waited until it was dark and all the unsuspecting chickens were asleep. Then I creeped into the coop with a flashlight and one by one grabbed each chicken by its legs and swung it upside down. Sometimes they squawked and flapped for a few seconds before relaxing. Sometimes the other chickens stuck up their heads and squawked back in concern, but they always fluffed their feathers and settled back down to sleep.
And so it went, grabbing, swinging upside down and tagging. It’s important that chickens have identification tags when you have a bunch. You can watch for patterns, pay attention to age and health and so on. I Read More