How do I trap a rooster...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by krapnet, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. krapnet

    krapnet Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 29, 2013
    I need to get a hold of my rooster because of his crowing issue and waking up the neighborhood, but the thing is last time i tried (2 times) to grab him he made everyone (out her chickens) go crazy and fly all over the place, i need to get him in a box so i can give him to someone. how can, or what is the best way to get an aggressive rooster in your hand?
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Grab him off the roost after dark, hands over his wings, have the box ready.
    Might be better to put him in a dog crate if you can't rehome him immediately.
    Large fishing net might work too during the day.
  3. babyfoot

    babyfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

    Last time we had to catch our old rooster my hubby got me to corner him and then he flung a 'throw net' for fishing, problem was he caught me instead. I agree with after dark. Even our cranky old Rooster was easy to lift after dark so we could dip his feet
  4. krapnet

    krapnet Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 29, 2013
    It looks like I will wait til he is asleep, in the dark. Thanks! and have a good Christmas!
  5. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    Pool nets are really handy as they have long poles but I don't have a pool. I just corner and grab them which does cause stress but do it as fast and determinedly as I can to reduce that. I usually never have to grab a rooster unless it's about to be dinner so waiting for night doesn't work for me.
  6. babyfoot

    babyfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ou current two roosters are big softies and love to be picked up for a cuddle so it's no longer a problem for us, Our old fella was cantankerous

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