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mowhaugh

  • Joined Jul 2013
  • Scottish Borders
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Re: shepherds crooks?
« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2014, 08:13:52 am »
Wouldn't be without one, is probably my most essential tool.  I just use the aluminium one day to day, mine is blue too, and has also been straightened several times.

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: shepherds crooks?
« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2014, 09:11:58 am »
I use mine for waving at the ducks to get them into the shed at bed time  ;D
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shygirl

  • Joined May 2013
Re: shepherds crooks?
« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2014, 10:26:47 am »
mine is blue aluminium too, will last a very long time.

SteveHants

  • Joined Aug 2011
Re: shepherds crooks?
« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2014, 07:58:58 am »
I have one of those with a neck crook at on end and a leg crook at the other - its a bit flimsy and I'm not sure I'd buy one again - I only ever crook lambs by the neck and ewes by the back leg (useful when catching them at lambing).

georgielmgm

  • Joined May 2014
  • 17, starting small with my 8 ewes
Re: shepherds crooks?
« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2014, 05:29:05 pm »
I also have one with the neck end and the leg end, haven't had the need to use them for catching anything  :fc: but before my ewes came to me whistling, I used to use it as an arm extension for getting them into the pen, was definitely very useful for that!

devonlady

  • Joined Aug 2014
Re: shepherds crooks?
« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2014, 09:17:17 am »
I use mine for waving at the ducks to get them into the shed at bed time  ;D

And I use mine for herding geese :-[ The sheep would  do anything for a biscuit!

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: shepherds crooks?
« Reply #21 on: November 03, 2014, 09:53:54 am »
My geese herd the sheep. I've had to put them in a different field, as the gander kept chasing our tup and nipping him on the b*llocks  ;D .  The sheep remain utterly unherdable, despite the liberal application of digestive biscuits!
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Oopsiboughtasheep

  • Joined Aug 2014
  • Hampshire
Re: shepherds crooks?
« Reply #22 on: November 03, 2014, 11:27:09 am »
Thankyou Womble, one of my best friends passed away last week and I have struggled to raise a smile since. Your last post made me laugh out loud! He actually wanted to buy me a shepherds crook but I wasn't quite sure what I would do with it as my sheep will do anything for a biscuit and I thought (as a newbie to sheep) that I would just look a bit posey with it. I can see from this thread though that they are very handy for all sorts of other things! Am thinking maybe semaphore with a flag on the end of it to communicate with my husband across the fields (as he is deaf)
« Last Edit: November 03, 2014, 11:52:26 am by Oopsiboughtasheep »
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Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: shepherds crooks?
« Reply #23 on: November 03, 2014, 12:18:27 pm »
I can see from this thread though that they are very handy for all sorts of other things! Am thinking maybe semaphore with a flag on the end of it to communicate with my husband across the fields (as he is deaf)
Now that sounds a good idea. My OH isn't deaf but ALWAYS listens to something on his ipod when he is outside so its almost impossible to get his attention.
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

Ladygrey

  • Joined Jun 2012
  • Basingstoke
Re: shepherds crooks?
« Reply #24 on: November 03, 2014, 12:32:27 pm »
I couldnt be without mine at lambing time, catching the lambs before 24 hours old usually involves a short (or long) chase and a crook around the lambs neck

if it runs too fast they are good for throwing and you hope it stuns the lamb long enough to get there  :excited:

Me

  • Joined Feb 2014
  • Wild West
Re: shepherds crooks?
« Reply #25 on: November 03, 2014, 02:06:13 pm »
I can see from this thread though that they are very handy for all sorts of other things! Am thinking maybe semaphore with a flag on the end of it to communicate with my husband across the fields (as he is deaf)
Now that sounds a good idea. My OH isn't deaf but ALWAYS listens to something on his ipod when he is outside so its almost impossible to get his attention.

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