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How do I catch an aggrssive tooster?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by krapnet, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. krapnet

    krapnet Out Of The Brooder

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    Time for him to go, bullies the others and me, I want my chickens to free range in peace, not get harassed. I tried to lure him into a cage with treats, but he is smarter then that. I separated him from the flock, to get him in the cage, but he makes warning noises and the others start to panic.
    so what is the best way to get a hold of a rooster?
     
  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wait until he roosts for the night.
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    X2. Only way to go.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Amen to that. I don't catch chickens during the day, it freaks the whole flock out. When they roost, take something to cover him--old towel, etc. You still have to be fairly confident and hold him firmly, but it's the best way to go. Have a cage to put him in until daytime to process. If you keep the cage covered, he'll stay calmer as it's dark.
     
  5. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    a fish net will really extend your arm, just drop it over the top of them, even really mean ones calm down, once they realize that they are truly contained.
     

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