Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




795 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 222


Topic # 225875 9-Dec-2017 08:45
Send private message

So the pair of Pukekos living in the bush at the back of our garden has turned into a family of five over the last 18 months - I am watching the two newest arrivals run around the garden as I type.

 

I can just about live with the screeching and the non-stop bonking, but despite our best efforts the sods are ripping through the chook food and I would prefer that the chooks get it.

 

If they carry on at this rate, they will have an army within a year or two so I am looking to get them to move on without resorting to killing or harming them.

 

 

 

Any ideas?





.

Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2 | 3
874 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 178


  Reply # 1915574 9-Dec-2017 08:51
Send private message

catch them and relocate, a big enough box with food in it and a rope to pull on it trapping them inside?


16893 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4756

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1915598 9-Dec-2017 10:23
One person supports this post
Send private message

Contact DOC?


 
 
 
 


Try Wrike: fast, easy, and efficient project collaboration software
77 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 29


  Reply # 1915600 9-Dec-2017 10:40
2 people support this post
Send private message

We get gangs of adolescent Pukekos having parties ... along with the noise they love ripping seedlings out of the ground but not eating them. Although they weren't my intended target, I've caught a few in traps like this (https://www.maintracgroup.com/products/large-cage-trap). Maize kernels are supposedly attractive to Pukekos.

 

Our chicken area is surrounded by 2 metre high chicken wire which seems to keep them out.

 

When we were townies we thought Pukekos were great birds. Now they are just pests.

 

 


7173 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3372

Subscriber

  Reply # 1915606 9-Dec-2017 11:02
9 people support this post
Send private message

Maybe leave a lamp on? When the Pukeko comes to switch it off you can grab it.

 

 





I reject your reality and substitute my own. - Adam Savage
 


128 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 32


  Reply # 1915607 9-Dec-2017 11:02
One person supports this post
Send private message

I believe they don’t like bright colours especially purples so perhaps some of the glitter type streamers and some old cds on spinners. A barrier helps as they prefer to walk ie cloth netting.

Croppers down my way shoot them because they cause big damage to crops like maize.


Stu

Hammered
4918 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1023

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1915619 9-Dec-2017 11:57
One person supports this post
Send private message

I agree with the above re: contacting DOC. I'm sure they'll be able to assist with relocating your family of Purple Swamp Hens.




Keep calm, and carry on posting.

 

 

 

Click to see full size Click to see full size


11176 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3542

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1915621 9-Dec-2017 12:03
2 people support this post
Send private message

Ring Gareth and see if he has a cat he can loan you?








795 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 222


  Reply # 1915625 9-Dec-2017 12:07
Send private message

Geektastic:

 

Ring Gareth and see if he has a cat he can loan you?

 

 

 

 

We already have 3 and a half cats and they keep well clear. One did get a chick last year, but the adults seem to be more they want to take on!





.



795 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 222


  Reply # 1915626 9-Dec-2017 12:08
Send private message

Sounds like DOC might be the answer then - thanks all, will give them a holler





.

11176 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3542

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1915636 9-Dec-2017 12:22
Send private message

Item:

 

Geektastic:

 

Ring Gareth and see if he has a cat he can loan you?

 

 

 

 

We already have 3 and a half cats and they keep well clear. One did get a chick last year, but the adults seem to be more they want to take on!

 

 

 

 

I'll loan you my Fox Terrier. No Puke Echoes by the end of the day, guaranteed!






37 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 12


  Reply # 1916153 10-Dec-2017 18:21
One person supports this post
Send private message

Direct intervention is the quickest and surest method i.e. get out your silenced .22 and shoot them. They will quickly reach plague proportions if you don't. They are not endangered and once they start hanging around all their mates will turn up and then you will be under siege. My aunt used to get me to cull some of the tribe that lived in the adjoining paddock to her which I did twice a year but they always seemed to number about 15 or so regardless.

844 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 115


  Reply # 1916345 11-Dec-2017 07:51
One person supports this post
Send private message

rosco62: Direct intervention is the quickest and surest method i.e. get out your silenced .22 and shoot them. They will quickly reach plague proportions if you don't. They are not endangered and once they start hanging around all their mates will turn up and then you will be under siege. My aunt used to get me to cull some of the tribe that lived in the adjoining paddock to her which I did twice a year but they always seemed to number about 15 or so regardless.

 

 

 

Pukeko are a protected species and can only be hunted during the game bird season and only with a shotgun.

 

They can be culled under certain circumstances, eg damaging a farmers maize paddocks etc.


BTR

1457 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 426


  Reply # 1916354 11-Dec-2017 08:26
2 people support this post
Send private message

Geektastic:

 

Item:

 

Geektastic:

 

Ring Gareth and see if he has a cat he can loan you?

 

 

 

 

We already have 3 and a half cats and they keep well clear. One did get a chick last year, but the adults seem to be more they want to take on!

 

 

 

 

I'll loan you my Fox Terrier. No Puke Echoes by the end of the day, guaranteed!

 

 

 

 

I would say suggesting something cruel and illegal on a public forum isn't a very good idea. They are a protected species and suggesting a dog maul them to death is cruel and sick.

 

 

 

 


16893 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4756

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1916373 11-Dec-2017 09:04
Send private message

BTR:

 

I would say suggesting something cruel and illegal on a public forum isn't a very good idea. They are a protected species and suggesting a dog maul them to death is cruel and sick.

 

 

He could have been suggesting the dog help herd them off the property or just scare them off. 

 

 


844 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 115


  Reply # 1916376 11-Dec-2017 09:09
Send private message

networkn:

 

BTR:

 

I would say suggesting something cruel and illegal on a public forum isn't a very good idea. They are a protected species and suggesting a dog maul them to death is cruel and sick.

 

 

He could have been suggesting the dog help herd them off the property or just scare them off. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Herd Pukeko's? I'd love to see that.


 1 | 2 | 3
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Exhibition to showcase digital artwork from across the globe
Posted 23-May-2018 16:44


Auckland tops list of most vulnerable cities in a zombie apocalypse
Posted 23-May-2018 12:52


ASB first bank in New Zealand to step out with Garmin Pay
Posted 23-May-2018 00:10


Umbrellar becomes Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider
Posted 22-May-2018 15:43


Three New Zealand projects shortlisted in IDC Asia Pacific Smart Cities Awards
Posted 22-May-2018 15:14


UpStarters - the New Zealand tech and innovation story
Posted 21-May-2018 09:55


Lightbox updates platform with new streaming options
Posted 17-May-2018 13:09


Norton Core router launches with high-performance, IoT security in New Zealand
Posted 16-May-2018 02:00


D-Link ANZ launches new 4G LTE Dual SIM M2M VPN Router
Posted 15-May-2018 19:30


New Panasonic LUMIX FT7 ideal for outdoor: waterproof, dustproof
Posted 15-May-2018 19:17


Ryanair Goes All-In on AWS
Posted 15-May-2018 19:14


Te Papa and EQC Minecraft Mod shakes up earthquake education
Posted 15-May-2018 19:12


Framing Facebook: It’s not about technology
Posted 14-May-2018 16:02


Vocus works with NZ Police and telcos to stop scam calls
Posted 12-May-2018 11:12


Vista Group signs Aeon Entertainment, largest cinema chain in Japan
Posted 11-May-2018 21:41



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.