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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by henrietta1, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. henrietta1

    henrietta1 New Egg

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    Hello BYC peeps! I am currently raising a flock of 12 hens and two roosters. I have an issue that I need some assistance with, the I have a rooster that came from my neighbors. He was attracted to the hens and has attacked me twice, usually whenever I get near the hens. The other rooster is one that I hand-raised, so he's timid and a good and gentle rooster. I've tried to get the neighbors to take him back, but they can't catch him and I can't catch him either. He can fly on top of houses and perch in trees. So, my question is, how do I catch him and be rid of him?!?
     
  2. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! Either trap him in an area where you can grab him or at night get him while he's roosting....good luck to you.
     
  3. henrietta1

    henrietta1 New Egg

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    Ok, I'll try to get him while he's roosting. Thanks!
     
  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    I would also recommend grabbing him from his roost. You could also try to lure him into a pen with your hens then close him in. Once you have him, the crockpot would be a good destination.
     
  6. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    I use a fishing net for unruly. hard to catch chickens, set up an area with a corner to trap him in and feed them there then you have a better chance of catching him off guard. If the night time roost snatch doesn't work
    Welcome and enjoy BYC!
    Steve :frow
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] If you bring him back to the neighbors - he'll probably visit you again, and not fall for the same entrapment tricks. You want Bye bye rooster for good.
     

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