Recently, while reminiscing with some of the “old guys” about the early days, the subject of catching chickens in the old barn at the Manitoba school came up. The barn was a three story structure with chickens on all three of these floors. There was an art to catching these large birds when it was time to send them off to market. Most, who were there, would agree that the worst method was to come at them from the top. The double leg grab was definitely preferred. You were lucky if your job was catching the birds, rather than one of the assembly line down the stairway to the ground floor. Imagine having to pass 4 (or more) of these birds down the line without getting pecked at?

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