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Well he isn't letting me anywhere near him today. He's trying to figure out how to get into the coop now that my girls have gone to roost for the night. He's been irritating me all day. Hopefully he goes home and stays there tonight.


The smart way to catch him is to let him go where he so desperately wants to be, and that is with the women folk.  Just close him up then once he goes to sleep among his new harem then quietly and gently pick him up from the roost.

 

Roosters after all are just men chickens and as my old daddy said, "Son, if you want to catch a man, bait yo hook with a woman."

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post #12 of 15
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The smart way to catch him is to let him go where he so desperately wants to be, and that is with the women folk.  Just close him up then once he goes to sleep among his new harem then quietly and gently pick him up from the roost.

 

Roosters after all are just men chickens and as my old daddy said, "Son, if you want to catch a man, bait yo hook with a woman."

 

LOL, your daddy must have been a wise man!

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post #13 of 15
Give the neighbors some more chances telling them that you don't want the rooster around.
And he could "miraculously disappear"
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The smart way to catch him is to let him go where he so desperately wants to be, and that is with the women folk.  Just close him up then once he goes to sleep among his new harem then quietly and gently pick him up from the roost.

 

Roosters after all are just men chickens and as my old daddy said, "Son, if you want to catch a man, bait yo hook with a woman."

 

Just to give everyone that offered advice an update - as it turned out there were two roosters. We had a monster thunderstorm roll through here last Tuesday, and the larger of the two never showed up again. He may have gotten pegged by hail, I really don't know. 

 

The other one got a couple more complementary rides home (after my wife urged me to be more patient). He was easy to catch once I let him into the coop. He started humping one of my hens within about 10 seconds and I just picked him right up off of her back. This weekend I found out how he wasn't starving to death while marching a rut in the ground around my coop - he found a way into my workshop and was hopping up into the container where I keep the scratch grains I occasionally throw to my girls. It was about 3/4 gone. Then I found that he had scratched about 1/3 of the soil out of a half whiskey barrel pot where I planted one of my expensive new rose trees. I felt that I gave him and the neighbors plenty of chances, but once he actually cost me money it was time to go. The last thing he cost me was a 10 cent .22 bullet. 

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Just to give everyone that offered advice an update - as it turned out there were two roosters. We had a monster thunderstorm roll through here last Tuesday, and the larger of the two never showed up again. He may have gotten pegged by hail, I really don't know. 

 

The other one got a couple more complementary rides home (after my wife urged me to be more patient). He was easy to catch once I let him into the coop. He started humping one of my hens within about 10 seconds and I just picked him right up off of her back. This weekend I found out how he wasn't starving to death while marching a rut in the ground around my coop - he found a way into my workshop and was hopping up into the container where I keep the scratch grains I occasionally throw to my girls. It was about 3/4 gone. Then I found that he had scratched about 1/3 of the soil out of a half whiskey barrel pot where I planted one of my expensive new rose trees. I felt that I gave him and the neighbors plenty of chances, but once he actually cost me money it was time to go. The last thing he cost me was a 10 cent .22 bullet. 

Man, ammo has done gone bat scat crazy.  Why I use to buy .22 hollow point cartridges at 50¢ for a box of 50 and bricks of .22s for a fiver.  That's about a penny a shot..... pun intended. 

 

By the way, when's supper :drool and does a dry rosie go well with roasted raunchy rooster?


Edited by chickengeorgeto - 5/3/16 at 12:09pm
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