- 54" long
- Medium tensile solid aluminum rod coated with blue plastic
- Rubber hand grip
A goat's agility, slim neck and lack of wool mean that neck crooks are often useless.
How to Use
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.
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Pam K from Oklahoma
This crook so far I have not been successfull in catching any legs... I raise dorpers and the leg opening is a bit to wide for their legs. However I bought it because I watched a video of a guy catching young lambs with it and wanted to give it a try. It works great catching lamb necks and bellys depending on how old they are. Trying to chase down 50 lambs you cant get close to is a struggle and this just simplified my life a whole bunch!. I'm sure it will work if I try and catch a hock instead of an ankle but the neck crook for my older sheep seems to be easier to use for that anyway.
Greystones F from Massachusetts
This is my second, to replace one 10 or 15 years old. The bendable aluminum shaft "gives" as needed and then can be bent back. (I used the old one for a project that needed a bendable shaft) I have yet to use the new one, and seeing the other reviews, wonder if the new one will bend too easy. I have "fixed" the old one many times, to use it on larger or smaller sheep........I got out of goats years ago. I have several crooks, but this is the one that I use.
Peggy E from California
Worked fine for years till I had to catch an uncooperative buck. It’s now bent at a 90° angle for the second time in 2 days. Would love to find one that was strong enough to do its job! This goat is 130 lbs.
Teri F from Oklahoma
Worked extremely well to snag both large and small goats in small round catch pen. As long as the animal moves forward works on necks large or small.
But the shaft got bent by a 40lb weaning goat, number 17 of 60 some-odd in for worming. Repeated trips to vice to bend it back straight slowed job down but overall somewhat better than nothing. REALLY liked it till it bent so easily.
David K from Iowa
I purchased one of these many years ago. That one had a much better hand grip and they used a stronger, better tempered aluminum. This one bends much easier and the leg hook spreads open and allows the leg to slip through. I kept it since I needed something to catch lambs and even this is better than nothing.