How to Catch a rooster?

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  1. Egg1

    Egg1 In the Brooder

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    Hi! I'm a wannabe BYC caregiver, and this week had a white rooster land in my fenced suburban yard from some neighbor who apparently isn't looking for him. Local feed store will exhibit him as free to good home, but I have to catch and transport him - any suggestions? How do you catch and transport 20191116_125357.jpg a rooster with clipped wings that doesn't want to be caught?
     
  2. ValerieJ

    ValerieJ Crossing the Road

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    Hi! :frow Welcome to BYC! I have used a net before, but it's easier to figure out where he is roosting at night and just go pick him up. Then keep him confined with food and water until the next day when you can bring him to the store. If you don't have chicken feed on hand, and I'm sure you don't, you can feed him things like boiled or scrambled egg, tuna, maybe even cat food. Good luck! Beautiful rooster!
     
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  3. penny1960

    penny1960 Yippy Do Da, Yipptye Ay!

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    Are you able to catch him at night where does he sleep always the best time
    welcome to Backyard Chickens do you have other birds ?
     
  4. Egg1

    Egg1 In the Brooder

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  5. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Yes. Watch him near dusk and find out where he roosts then get him.
     
  6. Egg1

    Egg1 In the Brooder

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    Thanks! I guess I will confine him in a dog crate, since cardboard boxes can be pecked open.
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Raven steals Christmas

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! :frow

    Its tough to catch chickens, especially those untame ones. I agree, night time is your best bet. If you can't catch him then, maybe over time trying to feed him he may become more friendly and you can lure him into your garage or someplace?

    Good luck!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Looks to be a beautiful roo. Hope you will be able to catch and socialize him.
     
  9. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Raven steals Christmas

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    I agree, he sure is pretty!! :love
     
  10. penny1960

    penny1960 Yippy Do Da, Yipptye Ay!

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    You have it figured out pretty fast then good luck
     

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