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post #11 of 13

I hope you send it on a permnant vacation......and not be ah....poor raccon its hungry too...   and take it elsewheres so it can bother someone else..... Correct yall???

  after  reading about minks  and weasels too, that is really scarey too...

dany Raccon have "hands"  that is scarey to me too....

post #12 of 13
We had to shoot a racoon last night.....he was 35lbs at least. He actually pulled the chicken wire from the wood on our coop. Sadly I lost my little roo who bravely protected his ladies. He was a d'uccle bantam. R.I.P. my brave little romeo.
10 Ameracaunas, 6 sex-links, 3 wyandottes (1 silver 2 Gold ), 1 mille fleur D'uccle bantam roo,  1 australorp, 1 RIR, 1 golden campine, 1 fayoumi, 1 white cochin, 1 crested polish...33 homing pigeons, 4 guineas, 3 dogs and 1 holland lop......love my zoo!! 
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10 Ameracaunas, 6 sex-links, 3 wyandottes (1 silver 2 Gold ), 1 mille fleur D'uccle bantam roo,  1 australorp, 1 RIR, 1 golden campine, 1 fayoumi, 1 white cochin, 1 crested polish...33 homing pigeons, 4 guineas, 3 dogs and 1 holland lop......love my zoo!! 
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Our chicken coop is one of the corn crib sections in the back half of our barn.  I lined it with plywood, put in heavily screened windows with removable glass panels at about five foot up.  It's very spacious, so I have room to put all the latches on the inside.  It has taken three years of chickens to learn where the coons have been coming in.  Lost all of them every winter.  First it was the fact that there was no ceiling over the birds and the coons would climb in from above.  The second year two of them hid inside the coop during the day and I sacrificed my birds because I forgot to look around before closing them in.  Well, this year the monster's aren't waiting until winter.  I went out last night to find a female raccoon just sitting in the chickens doorway.  It knew right away it had already eaten because there were twelve out of fifteen birds sitting up on their roosts that the coon was ignoring.  I even had time to get my coon killing tools and she just sat there.  I'm going to start trapping them, but I won't be able to use a leg trap because I have barn cats and a dog that play in the woods where the coons live.  I'm going to be getting a live cage trap, but I know the coons will choose live chickens over any bait, because they've already had a taste.  So what I will do is strap the box right inside the chickens door.  Instead of closing them up I will use them as bait from the safe side of the cage.  We'll see how it goes.

Homesteading on a 6 acre hobby farm in Southern Wisconsin. Raising a gifted child, A barnyard mix of chickens, Icelandic sheep, A sweet elderly pitty bull, a few barn cats, and a large garden.  

 

 

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Homesteading on a 6 acre hobby farm in Southern Wisconsin. Raising a gifted child, A barnyard mix of chickens, Icelandic sheep, A sweet elderly pitty bull, a few barn cats, and a large garden.  

 

 

History Geek- Medieval reenactment, fiber arts and cooking, and natural architectural nut.

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