Blue Leg Aluminum Crook
Specifically used for "grabbing" sheep and goats by a leg or newborn lambs/kids by the body. Depth of the hook reduces the chance of escape.
A goat's agility, slim neck and lack of wool mean that neck crooks are often useless. 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.
Which crook is right for you?Each crook has their benefits. No shepherd is complete without a crook in hand, they save time and command the flock. Visit this link to compare all crook options.
We also carry handcrafted crooks and walking sticks which make the perfect gift for any cane enthusiast.
- Leg opening: 1-1/2"
- Powder coated aluminum rod
- Rubber hand grip
How to Use
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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Dennis D from Alberta, Canada
This tool is a god sent at cattle calving time. Bought this on a whim and will not do without. Very easy to catch a calf when near it's mum and no injuries when caught just above the hoof. We can treat, band and tag our calf without any chasing. It is very durable and would recommend this product to other cow/ calf operators.
Melanie P from South Dakota
We've had this same crook for several years, used with great success catching sheep, no injuries to sheep. Bought this one to have one at each lambing barn. Have used other types of crooks, like this one best for catching.
Gerald L from Texas
Works well on my larger Spanish goats. Limited success with my kid goats under one year of age; need to hook them above the knee joint or they will slip out. Overall, it's a time saver for me as I don't have to run them down in the pen as much; the crook helps me run them into the pen corners to hook them. I expect with time and more experience with it, things will get easier.
Ashley S from New York
Don't bother. Unless your sheep have the meatiest legs on Earth this crook is too wide to catch anything but air. I occasionally use it to direct sheep by waving it around but that's about it.
Richard F from Idaho
It works great for catching geese by the neck but it's not much good for goats.