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Blue Leg Aluminum Crook

Specifically for "grabbing" sheep and goat legs.

   

ITEM # DESCRIPTION AVAIL. WEIGHT PRICE QTY
803001 Blue Leg Aluminum Crook In Stock 1.40 $25.75

Common Uses

Leg crooks are best for goats because goats prefer to face you--so if you wish to catch them in a pen, it works best to do so by snagging a front foot.

Specs

54" long. Medium tensile solid aluminum rod coated with blue plastic. Rubber hand grip.

Benefits

The ideal crook for pasture situations, because the 54 in. reach allows you to snag sheep and goats from behind.

A goat's agility, slim neck and lack of wool mean that neck crooks are often useless.

How to Use

Target the location below the knee and above the hock/hoof. The depth of the hook helps reduce the chances of the animal escaping.

To catch a ewe with newborn lambs on the pasture: First catch the lambs. Then lay a leg crook between the lambs and ewe with the crook head toward the ewe. The ewe will likely face her lambs. Encourage the ewe ever closer. When the ewe's front foot is near, instantly raise the crook and snare her front leg.

Listed below are recommended optional components or related items. Your particular situation may require alternative recommendations. Please call and talk to our consultants if there are any questions at 800-282-6631.
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Average Rating: 3.7 out of 5
Number of Reviews: 9 customers reviewed this product.

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Date: June 24, 2014
Tom M from Western Montana
Would you recommend this product? No
This crook is quite heavy and it is also susceptible to bending. It is also a bit short for catching a sheep that has wedged itself into the middle of a group. I recommend buying just the head and putting it on a wooden handle.
Date: December 30, 2013
Richard F from Idaho
Would you recommend this product? Yes
It works very well on larger goats. On kids, you have to hook them above the knee as the hoof will slip out.
Where this thing really shines is catching geese. It fits perfectly around the neck. For larger ones, it's far better than a fish net.
Date: April 22, 2013
Richard J from Oregon
Would you recommend this product? No
Sturdy and a little heavy, it works on larger goats, too large of and opening for smaller ones. I will be repairing the broken fiberglass handle on our old aluminum one. This one is not a good replacement for it.
Date: June 1, 2012
Kathy F from Minnesota
Would you recommend this product? Yes
I kept hesitating on buying a leg crook for many years, only used a neck crook. Now that I bought this one, I can't believe it took me so long before I got a leg crook. It works great! I am able to come up behind a sheep and catch it much more easily than before.

Also, I can't believe how quickly I received my order. Thanks for your speedy service.
Date: March 14, 2012
Alan W from Illinois
Would you recommend this product? Yes
WOW! No more chasing goats! We worked our small herd in less than half the time usually spent because all we had to do was turn around and hook one. This crook paid for itself in saving time and less aggravation. My only regret is that I did not buy one a couple of years ago.
Date: May 30, 2010
J. C. N
Would you recommend this product? No
Crook is high quality but is too big for cashmere goats. They slip out. Most have to be caught running and I think you could break a leg. For tamer dairy goats, it would work better. Probably would work for sheep. Compared to a wooden neck crook, it is heavier and a little awkward.
Date: May 27, 2010
JJ J
Would you recommend this product? Yes
This is a nice sturdy crook. I have no problems catching adult goats. The crook portion of the stick is a bit to big to catch kid goats that are under 15 pounds. You can catch bigger kid goats but it takes some patience.
Date: February 7, 2010
Robert P
Would you recommend this product? Yes
Excellent for catching sheep. It is heavier than other crooks. This product does not work as well on goats. The hook is either too wide or too slippery. I tried to catch numerous goats and kids and they all slipped away. For goats, I use the aluminum leg crook (product #803000) attached to the end of the chestnut wooden crook. Works like a gem on full grown goats as well as young kids.