Catching Feral Chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Thedukelife, Oct 30, 2016.

  1. Thedukelife

    Thedukelife Out Of The Brooder

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    My parents own a rental property that they are fixing up right now. Unfortunately there are tons of chickens around. Especially roosters, which crow all the time. I was thinking of something simple to catch the chickens. Any suggestions?
     
  2. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

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    Find where they roost and get them at night. They probably won't even put up too much of a fight; they can't really see well in the dark. ;)
     
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  3. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! I was thinking along the same lines as shortgrass there, though I'm afraid they often tend to roost quite high sometimes. I see them much like stray cats try warming them to you with some food, they must be starting to have a harder time finding food this late in the season. Good luck!
     
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock
     
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  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
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  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, thedukelife, and :welcome! Great to have you with us! The only I would recommend for taking feral chickens off the roost at night would be safety glasses and elbow-length gloves. Those rooster have some pretty sharp spurs and toe nails. Best wishes! :)
     
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  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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  8. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh yeah, most definitely... Sorry, forgot to mention that!
     
  9. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    A live trap like one would use for a fox or raccoon would probably work well.

    If you're intending on eating them, you could probably just take out the cockerels with a .22
     
  10. Thedukelife

    Thedukelife Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, Im trying to get the hens too, so the live trap would probably be a good idea.
     

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