Wild roosters invading flock in Hawaii!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by kmakani, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. kmakani

    kmakani Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there. I have 9 small but growing chicken in Hawaii. I let the larger 6 free-range this past week and out of the blue, 2 different wild roosters have shown up which worries me. Has any one else had this problem and what have you done to keep the wild chickens/roosters away from you own flock. Thank you!
     
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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  3. greathorse

    greathorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not sure it would be an issue almost anywhere here in the 48. I think I would be tempted to let them cross with a pullet or two and see what happens with that.

    I of course have no idea what they are like in terms of pets. Are wild chickens fairly common there?

    Un heard of here in Colorado.

    I would like to see pictures if you get them
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Someone in CA recently posted here about the wild chickens in their town. There is a town about an hour from me where chickens have lived for a number of years. I would imagine there are plenty of others.

    Anyone here live in an area like this and have their own chickens?
     
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  6. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't you like fried chicken in Hawaii? That would be what would happen here. I don't want any unknown blood lines crossing my fence line.
     
  7. kmakani

    kmakani Out Of The Brooder

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    I will take a picture when the next meeting occurs. I've been letting my dogs out to chase the roosters when I see them, but they just keep coming back. There have been two different roosters and one of them brought his girlfriend over yesterday!
     
  8. fasbendera

    fasbendera Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would be more concerned about them luring my hens away. Not sure if that is possible and here in Minnesota not many if any wild chickens. Our wild turnkey population is still bewildered by our chickens and walk a wide circle around the pen/run. Good Luck
     
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Where are you? Mauii?

    There are wild chickens in Key West, California and central Phoenix!

    I actually had a friend catch a wild roo for me to breed to my hens but he was too brutal... gave him away to other friends in Mesa.
     
  10. kmakani

    kmakani Out Of The Brooder

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    I live on Oahu. It's very normal to see various chickens all over most of the islands here. Tomorrow I'll take a picture before I let Roxy chase down Mr. Slick (rooster's new name)
     

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