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    Ideas for catching wild chickens

    I dunno how it's happened but there's about 8 seemingly wild chickens that continually make their way into my yard at night, absolutely destroy my garden and hedges and then leave in the morning. I'm having an absolute bastard of a time catching them so i can either turn them in to animal control or dispose of them. Has anyone dealt with such a situation? Any advice on catching them? They've proven very elusive. I have a bunch of possum traps but i'm pretty sure it wouldn't be legal or effective to use them.
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    Train up a fox?
    Maybe a cage baited with feed?

    Shouldnt they be roosting at night?
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    rat trap and grain bait.

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    Trap them roadrunner style with a big box held up by stick/trigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSL View Post
    Trap them roadrunner style with a big box held up by stick/trigger.
    Yip caught fuck tonnes of birds and critters this way back in the day. Was stoked when my 5yo daughter came home from school and told me they had been doing it at school

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    ask @rickychen

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    Huh that simple eh? I'll give it a go. And yeah i dunno why they aren't roosting at night, probably because the neighbourhood is safer for them to explore at night time.
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    Bro you need some Bamboo & cunning plan

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    Yesterday morning i awoke to my tomato plant i'd been so carefully tending for the last 5 months in tatters they are not long for this world
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    How the hell do you grow tomatoes in winter???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyblown View Post
    How the hell do you grow tomatoes in winter???
    Bro i don't even know, this plant is a freak of nature
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    Don't think of eating them. I shot a few wild chickens for New Year's dinner some years ago. They were full of sinews, a bit like a pukeko. Cooked and tried to eat them but it was like eating wood. I did not have a pressure cooker at that time - might have been the answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rupert View Post
    Don't think of eating them. I shot a few wild chickens for New Year's dinner some years ago. They were full of sinews, a bit like a pukeko. Cooked and tried to eat them but it was like eating wood. I did not have a pressure cooker at that time - might have been the answer.
    Eel bait it is then
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    When we need to get our free range girls in it's tempt in with bread like ducks at the pond then a fishing landing net with a decent length handle.

    They will herd mostly into corners then scoop when they make a dart for it... That how we do it.Good luck..
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    Quote Originally Posted by rupert View Post
    Don't think of eating them. I shot a few wild chickens for New Year's dinner some years ago. They were full of sinews, a bit like a pukeko. Cooked and tried to eat them but it was like eating wood. I did not have a pressure cooker at that time - might have been the answer.
    They do however make terrific stock to use as a base for something else!
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