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Rooster Needed
« on: February 02, 2015, 10:24:11 AM »
I am in need of a rooster, not so much to breed my chickens, but to kick the butt of a Raven that has been getting to my eggs. The last time we had chickens we didn't have this problem. Of course we had a little Banney Rooster that would fight anything.  If the rooster does not work then I'll have to go to other methods.

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Re: Rooster Needed
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2015, 10:25:59 AM »
This is why I keep turkeys with my chickens.  Ravens, crows and magpies don't land when there is a big bad tom around.
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Re: Rooster Needed
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2015, 10:31:45 AM »
If its a big crow I'd just shoot it.
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Re: Rooster Needed
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2015, 10:32:23 AM »
This is why I keep turkeys with my chickens.  Ravens, crows and magpies don't land when there is a big bad tom around.
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Re: Rooster Needed
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2015, 10:34:35 AM »
If its a big crow I'd just shoot it.

Sounds like a "big" crow.....   :rolleyes:  We have an extra silkie rooster, but I am not sure he would do much.

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Re: Rooster Needed
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2015, 10:46:03 AM »
From what I'm finding out, crow hanging is about the only deterrent.  :rolleyes:

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Re: Rooster Needed
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2015, 10:55:39 AM »
There always seems to be a ton of roosters on Craigslist.  Most feed stores have bulletin boards as well with animals on them.

Just curious, how does a bird get to your eggs?  One would have to go in our fenced/covered coop, then walk into the house and then fly up into the nest boxes, not something I think a wild bird would often do.

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Re: Rooster Needed
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2015, 11:08:23 AM »
I have a couple that are about to be culled out.  Out in the Monroe area much?

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Re: Rooster Needed
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2015, 11:12:49 AM »
There always seems to be a ton of roosters on Craigslist.  Most feed stores have bulletin boards as well with animals on them.

Just curious, how does a bird get to your eggs?  One would have to go in our fenced/covered coop, then walk into the house and then fly up into the nest boxes, not something I think a wild bird would often do.

My yard is not covered. I've seen them walking out of the hen house with an egg in their mouths.

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Re: Rooster Needed
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2015, 11:19:44 AM »
If its a big crow I'd just shoot it.

Sounds like a "big" crow.....   :rolleyes:  We have an extra silkie rooster, but I am not sure he would do much.

Silkie roosters aren't exactly going to bring the hurt are they?   I've got a silkie rooster that gets shoved around by roosters that weight 1.5 pounds   :chuckle:
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Re: Rooster Needed
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2015, 12:24:47 PM »
If attitude alone was the deterrent my sons little Serama would be the king of the hill. Too bad Serama's are the worlds smallest chickens.  :chuckle:

I'd check feed stores.

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Re: Rooster Needed
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2015, 12:58:45 PM »
If attitude alone was the deterrent my sons little Serama would be the king of the hill. Too bad Serama's are the worlds smallest chickens.  :chuckle:

I'd check feed stores.

Yeah I have a bunch of little Seramas and they are just plain anti-social, if they were bigger than a coffee mug, I'd have to get rid of them because they're so rude   :chuckle:
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Re: Rooster Needed
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2015, 05:15:18 PM »
I've got a big 1 year old one you can have I'm in graham

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Re: Rooster Needed
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2015, 11:55:15 AM »
Pellet rifle will solve the problem, and you'll be able to sleep in if you want to.
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Re: Rooster Needed
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2015, 12:57:55 PM »
Pellet rifle will solve the problem, and you'll be able to sleep in if you want to.
Crows avoid my yard like the plague after dropping a couple of them in front of their friends.

Wouldn't recommend shooting a Raven unless you would like to increase your chances of ending up in the hoosegow.
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