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post #71 of 76
I turn on the hose. They run straight for the coop!
post #72 of 76

Getting them in the coop isn't the problem.  It's catching them to cull.

post #73 of 76

I just lift them off the roost at night. No fuss or upset. Mind you, it usually means I am processing until midnight!

post #74 of 76

That's what I don't want!  I'm an early bird-staying up to do that is what I dread!  Guess I won't have much choice, tho, if I want to get it done.  I have 3 cockerels now that aren't getting any younger.  My white one is always bloody, the girls don't like him at all.  He's always challenging the cuckoo marans I want to keep.  My older hens give him what for! but they don't mind the cuckoo. 

post #75 of 76

If you are an early bird, then get up before dawn and pick them off the roost and do it then. It only takes a few minutes to kill them and you can always leave them to bleed out and come back after breakfast to process them.

post #76 of 76

Great idea, rebrascora.  I'll try that Saturday morning.

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