Step 1: Open coop.
Step 2: Install the fear of God into the chickens... this sometimes needs a weapon to swing.
Step 3: Block coop entrance with your body (or captured meat shield if you are lucky enough to have one)
Step 4: Gather eggs as quickly as possible, try to avoid the occasional black snake.
Step 5: Remind chickens to fear you... this may include swinging your weapon and screaming things like "BACK, BACK YOU FEATHERED BEASTS OF POULTRY."
Step 6: GET OUT OF THERE, back away as quickly as possible with your cargo.
Step 7: CLOSE THE DOOR QUICKLY, the chickens are sly and cunning beasts able to take advantage of the slightest opening.
Step 8: Do it all over again according to schedule.