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Care of a Wild Rooster flock
Nov 26th, 2018 at 7:18pm
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There is a flock of wild roosters somewhere, my Daughter along with some friends have undertaken the nurturing and care of this flock.
Last year we sorted out a fishing net to catch these roosters but it has turned out to be a marginal success.
Seeing as how I have made net guns for wild deer capture I have been asked to make up a rooster catching net gun. It will have a range of about 25 feet and a net spread of about 6 feet.
I will use a diaphragm type water sprinkler valve with 1" pipe female thread in and out. The normal valve opening solenoid will be blanked off and a workshop compressed air gun fitted to the spring side of the valve, by operating the trigger on the airgun the balancing air is quickly, discharging the balancing pressure thus allowing the 1" valve to discharge it's supply of compressed air, thus driving 4 padded projectiles dragging the net behind it. The compressed air will be in a 2" by 10" container at 80lbs.

I am posting this as a matter of intrest and seeking help as to where I can source some steel tube about 1/2" id to make up a manifold having 4 barrels and a spread of 30 degrees off centre for each barrel, and someone with a mig welder I can use.
  
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Re: Care of a Wild Rooster flock
Reply #1 - Nov 27th, 2018 at 8:01am
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do you know where they roost?  if not too high get someone to dazzle them with spotlight and other person grab them from behind that might be simpler then building a net gun.
  
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