Okay, amateurs..how do YOU catch your rooster....

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by hd_darcy, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. hd_darcy

    hd_darcy Songster

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    ..should the need arise??? [​IMG] I finally found someone who will take our rooster and he is just up the road from us [​IMG] However, I have no idea how I will "get him". I have a pet carrier, but how do I trick him in it? Or maybe I should just throw a big tote around him, slide a board under it and flip him upside down???? He's not very friendly if you can tell!

    I welcome ideas or ways on how to do it! [​IMG]

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    Thank you!!
     
  2. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    Wait until he's on the roost and night and grab him ..
     
  3. sunflowerenvy

    sunflowerenvy Songster

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    if he goes into a coop and roost at night[dark time]. just grab his ft and turn him upside down and put him in the carrier. or where he roost at night
    laura
     
  4. patman75

    patman75 Songster 9 Years

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  5. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Yep! It's unanimous! Wait until dark, then he will be easy pickins......
     
  6. Oven Ready

    Oven Ready Songster

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    At night here too

    Unless he needs to be caught during the day then my daughter can catch any one of our seventy or so chickens without any chasing or food treats. I have no idea how she does but she seems to make a kind of kissing/lip smacking sound and they don't run away from her. Maybe they know shes too small to be hiding the machete behind her back [​IMG]
     
  7. midget_farms

    midget_farms Songster

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    I use a fishing net. Funny now - when I come out they all come running. when they see the net they all run away!

    Short of that - he will be easy to grab off the perch at night - won't run etc.

    If you are afraid to get too close - use a large pillowcase or other large breathable bag (not a plastic garbage bag!) & throw it over his head.
     
  8. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Mine Runs Up to me whenever i have food [​IMG]
     
  9. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    I back them in a corner with my arms spread and then grab them fast. Immediately tuck them under your arm to pin the wings!
     
  10. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    I can't help much. I just walk up to him and scoop him up. He's a very docile little rooster. [​IMG]
     

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