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Whoa! heart stopping moment....
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Joe Dirt    Posted 06-04-2004 at 04:25:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
And way to early at that! We've been having trouble with raccoons. Dirty SOB's killed all 12 Silkie chickens, at least another 12 ducks, and 3 rabbits.

So it's war....

We've been setting the live trap for a week now. Caught another one this morning. Before the "boss" ;-) left for work she checked the trap. "Go shoot it!" "NOW!"

$%$#^*^ ^%#$&&^% it's 5 am! (I'm not a morning person)

As I go up there, another one runs away. I say up there because we have all the critters up in the haybarn. Well the barn is old..and getting rotten in places....I found one of those places the hard way. walking along with the now empty live trap and loaded gun (a .22) I found a rotten board...The gun goes flying in 1 direction, the cage in another :-0 Like I said, heart stopping moment...gun flying while I'm falling....

arghhh! I don't need coffee this morning. I'm awake!

Now I wonder how big that bruise will be?

Bruce    Posted 06-04-2004 at 05:33:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you are getting a wanton slaughter of those chickens, and they aren't being eaten, you may have a weasel or mink around. Put out lots of fruit and veggies, those raccoons make good BBQ.

dale anne    Posted 06-04-2004 at 05:16:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
howdy joe....I have learned a way to keep them dang coons away from my green house may work for you....them plastic carpet runners ya can get at like $0.12 a foot at yer local home store..the ones that protect carpet...get ya some and flip them so that the spike side is a lil peanut butter or half rotten fruit on it...they dont like to walk over it and will stop hanging around...also can also get ya a good ole dog at the local a life...get an older one that has always lived outside[just ask the folks at the shelter] that way ya dont have the problems of a pup digging and anolder dog wont live as long so ya dont have the expense of 15 years of vet care and feed....good luck...dale anne...who is free of coons...just wish the dillers would go away

Fern(Mi)    Posted 06-04-2004 at 04:44:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Have dispatched over some 200 of the bandit faced heathen over the last 6years. Gets me.., some good two shoes a--hole hit one with car out here. Took it to vet. Paid to make or get it well then released it in my neighborhood. Now Iím looking to dispatch that one as well, for he will be the worst of all.

Alias    Posted 06-04-2004 at 04:39:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Joe, I've never heard of a Raccoon killing chickens. Foxes yes,

Does anyone here know if Coons kill chickens?

Could it be that they are rabid?

........gfp (Don't know and Wants answers.)

Feyda Weye    Posted 11-11-2006 at 16:26:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
YES, coons kill chickens! Wantonly, and will kill 12 just to eat 1.

Fern(Mi)    Posted 06-04-2004 at 05:03:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
I can believe it. Some of those I sent to the beyond were the sgagiest looking varmits anyone should ever happen to see. We had even been warned racoons were carrying rabbies in our area. For protection of kids, dogs and cats, as well as property. They weren't welcome around here. traps ans lead. my motto.

Joe Dirt    Posted 06-04-2004 at 04:50:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
"Joe, I've never heard of a Raccoon killing chickens. "
lol, I read that wrong the first time....I read racoon killing chickens. I thought to myself, I'd like to get me a couple of those to put in with the regular chickens...who'd a thunk it...chickens that kill coon! hehehe

Texas    Posted 06-04-2004 at 04:44:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Coons, possums, feral cats, foxes and them damn coyotes...all are oppurtunists and will kill chickens.

Les    Posted 06-04-2004 at 04:43:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
I hates raccoons. They are the main reason I gave up on chickens. You betcher bippy they kill chickens. They are way worse than any fox.

Alias    Posted 06-04-2004 at 04:52:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
So that's why all the folk in E. Tn. kept those Blue Tick and Redbone coon hounds. Cause our chickens used to roost in the trees. And, we'd a known if any were killed by critters. I guess those old dogs were earning their keep, huh. .......gfp

Clipper....heard them....    Posted 06-04-2004 at 04:45:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
coons love beans too....made wit fatback and pigs feet....

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