Seeking advice.

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by JJchiknshak, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. JJchiknshak

    JJchiknshak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yesterday we were at the park by our house, in a section we've never been too before. There were 4 LARGE RIR roosters hanging out.
    These birds are fearless. My bf was walking both our dogs. One is a Rott/Lab, the other a doberman. The 1 rooster was 3 inches in front of our dogs and didn't back away. After he got past the birds, I was walking past this roo, and it started to approach me. I could tell from it's body language it was about to dip it's wing and go after me. I kicked it. I'm pregnant, and don't need flogged by an a$$ hole rooster.

    I e-mailed the park manager, and yes someone just dumped them there. They are not very old as they have no spurs yet.

    I asked the park manager if she would like us to [​IMG] "get rid of them" for the park. And she said yes.

    So, what would be the best way to capture these birds? They are far to aggressive to keep as pets, and we plan to put them in the freezer.
    They are BIG boys.

    What do you think would be the best way to catch these guys? We're going to keep them in a dog crate for a day or so before we slaughter them.

    Thanks for any and all advice! [​IMG]
     
  2. Thundrr-Chicken

    Thundrr-Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    catfishing net is what i would use...
     
  3. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yup, I would say a fishing net too. Or depending on the type of park, maybe a .22
     
  4. maggiemooscluckers

    maggiemooscluckers Chillin' With My Peeps

    You might try laying out a treat to distract them first then go for the net. Can't hardly think that they will just let you put a net over them.Good luck!
     
  5. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    Go to the park near sundown & watch where these guys go to roost. If you can reach them where they roost, wait until full dark, you should be able to grab them easily. Have some zip-ties ready to bind their legs together, put them in a cardboard box to take home.

    Otherwise, take a few days to accustom them to coming for cracked corn, shake some in a can & then toss it near them. Once they associate that sound with the treat, put some in a wire dog crate and slam the door shut once they've gone in.

    Happy hunting!
     
  6. ekemily

    ekemily Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. EricH

    EricH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if theyre that easy to get near, im sure a net would be an easy way to get those little punks
     
  8. tammyd57

    tammyd57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Unleash the dogs. They'll bring you the birds all ready to process.
     
  9. JJchiknshak

    JJchiknshak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, since i have chickens of my own, I really don't want to encourage the dogs to kill a chicken. [​IMG]
     

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