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Best Time to catch a Rooster Please Tell Me

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by terrilhb, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2010
    Georgia
    [​IMG] I have to get a rooster out of my coop today. I have to many and my girls are showing the signs. He is a Minorca and tempermental as h__ __L. [​IMG] When would the best time to get him be? I don't want to do it but know it is best for my girls? Please help [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2011
  2. mandieg4

    mandieg4 Out Of The Brooder

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    If I have to mess with any of my birds I usually do it right before it gets dark but after they are all on the roosts. They stay calmer that way.
     
  3. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2010
    Georgia
    Thanks. I am really sad about it but I know what is best.
     
  4. easteregger96

    easteregger96 Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree. That is how we catch ours too.
     
  5. Sorin

    Sorin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree! That is the easiest, with the least amount of hassle!
     
  6. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    If you are nervous about holding him, wear long sleaves, like a heavy sweatshirt, and gloves. mk
     
  7. juliette2009

    juliette2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mrs. K :

    If you are nervous about holding him, wear long sleaves, like a heavy sweatshirt, and gloves. mk

    Agreed! I always wait till they are asleep, saves a lot of stress on everyone!

    Juliette​
     

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