Just Griping

Silkie Chick

8 Years
Jan 14, 2012
A Beautiful little homestead.
Today, I have had two roosters, that are not my own, come onto my property, get stuck in the goat/cow/sheep pastures. The closest farmer who has chickens is half a mile away!! I don't have a clue who they belong to, and it is really frustrating. Besides them being ROOSTERS, they are not social (so picking them up isn't an option), don't have tails so doing a sneaky catch ninja move isn't possible and they have that 'mean eye' look about them. I can't send the dog after them, because our chickens are free-range and I don't want the dog to get any ideas about chasing them. To top it all off IT IS RAINING! Anyhow, I just thought this would be a great place for me to be grumpy, so sorry if I wasted your time! Have a nice day!


Broody Magician
Premium Feather Member
13 Years
May 3, 2009
New Jersey
Sounds as if someone decided your place would be great to dump their unwanted roosters. Watch where they go to roost tonight, and catch them while they are roosting. Several times after we moved to our home, someone dumped batches of 'unwanted' chickens here. Almost all of them had severe leg mite infestations.
Never did find out who was doing it.


In the Brooder
7 Years
Jun 9, 2012
United Kingdom
Borrow a net off someone and try to get them at dusk when they're a little drowsier.
Or get another to help you put a blanket over them to calm 'em then put them in a box.
Then it's your choice what you do with them next, but like Baymule said, they could have a disease.

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