Armed with a net and a whole lot of determination, Amanda Gill's a woman on a mission.
The mother-of-three started the North Canterbury Chicken Rescue in November 2017 - catching abandoned chickens all over Canterbury.
Eighteen months on, it's become a full time job for her and friend Larissa Duff.
"This week we've already rescued 45 - just since Sunday alone," Gill told Newshub on Thursday.
This is a normal morning routine - dropping the kids at school, and then it's chicken hunting time.
It's not easy work - through gorse, over fences - and wherever else the chickens may run.
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Gill said these chickens they'd been called to collect at Spencer Park, on the outskirts of Christchurch, would have been someone's pet - but they'd been dumped.
While some prove a little elusive, once they're all caught, it's home to Gill's West Eyreton lifestyle block for a full health check. There's about 100 rescued chickens there.
Duff said it felt good rescuing the birds.
"It's a good feeling when you get them back here, and give them treatments that they need, and see that they're getting well looked after," she said.
All in a day's work for a pair of Canterbury women - the unsung heroes for unwanted chickens.