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rooster tie cord question

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by c_soto1990, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. c_soto1990

    c_soto1990 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how do you get a roo from getting tangled up when on a tie? doesnt the cord get tangled in the roost when he gets off and on?
     
  2. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cannot imagine doing that since the bird could conceivably break a leg jumping off if the cord was caught on something. I would thing they would be tied/staked on the ground and not where a roost would be. That is how gamecocks are done, or at least any I have seen.[​IMG]

    BTW, I used to live up there, but moved to Tenn in 1969. I was near Portage park for awhile, just west of Milwaukee Av by one block. Later I was in the Glen Ellyn area.before moving here. The year I left was the year the state income tax was passed and I figure I dodged a gigantic tax load by leaving when I did.[​IMG]
     
  3. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    You take precautions for him not to get tangled up, that's how.

    Most tie cords I've seen have a swivel on the stake end and as long as long blades of grasses, sticks, and such don't get wrapped up in it, the rooster stays tangle free.

    I use tie cords with stakes, staked into the ground, gives him a good 16ft circle of space to live in. He has a barrel to roost on or in, whichever he prefers, and a waterer placed at the edge of his range where he can drink from it, but not knock it over. The barrel is also placed so that he can't walk all the way around it. Food is tossed on the ground for him to eat at feeding time.

    I've also seen barrels with cords attached from the top, and some that have cords attached near the opening at the bottom cutout.
     
  4. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why would you tie out a roo? was he bad?
     
  5. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Quote:The breeds of chicken I keep are very territorial. In order to keep more than one cock around, I must either have them individually penned up or on tie-outs to keep them separated.
     
  6. c_soto1990

    c_soto1990 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im getting a standard game roo and dont want him locked up and have been thinking of a tie. But how do they not get tangled on the roost? Say they jump up one way then jump down the other side,the cord would start to get wraped around the roost. Can anyone post any pics?
     
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  7. rittert3

    rittert3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    generally if they are on a tie they wouldn't have a roost, just a barrel shelter.
     
  8. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    Quote:The breeds of chicken I keep are very territorial. In order to keep more than one cock around, I must either have them individually penned up or on tie-outs to keep them separated.

    oh I would love to see a pic of this set up. even though I have a big yard and will let out one group at one end and one group at another sometimes I have a roo that just has to run and charge the other roo that is across the yard not bothering anyone [​IMG] I just started letting one group out at a time but I have more roos now and might like this idea for group outings [​IMG]
     
  9. Harrietsmum

    Harrietsmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you think that one of these would work on my teenage son? ....the smelly, untidy one.[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    KYKels0 Out Of The Brooder

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