One night, I thought I would try to just poke them out of the tree with something, and decided to try using the garden hoe. When I put the hoe head up to the chicken to push underneath it, I believe it just sort of hopped on; and I was able to just lower it down while it sat perched on the hoe head. Hmmm....let me try that again. And it worked again! And again, and kept working with very good success! Hey, pretty nifty! So, we thought we'd offer a demonstration of the Hoevator in action!
Once in a while, especially if I start the process too early in the evening, the chicken will fly off; but for the most part, it all works very consistently.
I know, it's a simple thing, but it beats climbing the trees or trying to get the chickens to fly down. We're thankful to the Lord for Him allowing us to discover this little chicken-retrieving technique!