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Rooster culling

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Bp10244, Aug 13, 2018.

  1. Bp10244

    Bp10244 Chirping

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    We’ve decided over that past month that culling our cockerel is the best option. He won’t let us near him or the full on flying attack kicks in lol so my question is: what is the best way to cull him if we can’t get near him? Do we need to just man up and grab him? Thanks!!
     
  2. Bryant Redhawk

    Bryant Redhawk Songster

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    Large fishing net works great for catching, or you can just whack his neck with a solid, fairly heavy stick (even a good broom stick works)
     
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging 9 Years

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    Grab him from the roost at night and lock him up somewhere you can get him the next day. Or do the job then if you are not going to eat him or let someone else have the opportunity to eat him.
     
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    Bp10244 Chirping

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    Thank you I’ll try those!!
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member 5 Years

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    I don't chase chickens, I especially wouldn't try to 'catch' an attacking cock/erel during the day. Grab him off the roost at night and put him in a crate.
     
  6. RWise

    RWise Songster 5 Years

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    LOL "I know where you sleep"
    I too grab them off the roost at night,,,,
    or put out a pan of feed and just pick up which one I want,,,
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member 5 Years

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    Exactly!
     
  8. Flockandfowl46

    Flockandfowl46 Crowing

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    Please do not just "whack" the roo with a stick for Pete's sake:hmm
     
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