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A long time ago when I first got chickens, I tried to feed the raccoons thinking that if they weren't hungry, they'd not bother my chickens.  Pretty funny, eh.

Well.......... I started out with 3 raccoons and before I knew it, my porch was filled with raccoons, raccoons fighting over that food.  I used to think they were cute too, until I watched them fight each other..Talk about scary!  :hide  As cute as they may look, they can be super vicious even toward each other.

Just because you caught it in a trap, doesn't make it the killer of your chickens.

 

Poo chart:  https://uconnladybug.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/scatlayout_bottom-worthadam.jpg

Foxes climb:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6YQdi5gbFg and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt8FG9Fblis

Possums eat ticks  http://www.caryinstitute.org/newsroom/opossums-killers-ticks

A Chicken's Life:  https:/...

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Just because you caught it in a trap, doesn't make it the killer of your chickens.

 

Poo chart:  https://uconnladybug.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/scatlayout_bottom-worthadam.jpg

Foxes climb:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6YQdi5gbFg and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt8FG9Fblis

Possums eat ticks  http://www.caryinstitute.org/newsroom/opossums-killers-ticks

A Chicken's Life:  https:/...

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A long time ago when I first got chickens, I tried to feed the raccoons thinking that if they weren't hungry, they'd not bother my chickens.  Pretty funny, eh.

Well.......... I started out with 3 raccoons and before I knew it, my porch was filled with raccoons, raccoons fighting over that food.  I used to think they were cute too, until I watched them fight each other..Talk about scary!  :hide  As cute as they may look, they can be super vicious even toward each other.


LOL,

yea, the only thing feeding coons accomplishes is getting MORE coons.

Coons are TOUGH predators and are not something to tangle with unarmed.,,

Greg, NW AR

4 BO, 1  Prod Red and in the process of expanding.

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post #23 of 25
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So, I have yet to acquire a baby monitor but so far, so good. I followed the other suggestions about filling/blocking holes and removing lower roosts. The mink is still here - it's little bounding tracks are all through the run and it made a tiny tunnel in the snow - but thankfully the ground is now too frozen for it to dig actual dirt smile.png BF ordered me a body trap, he checked on the order today and it's sitting in new jersey. Hopefully it'll arrive before the ground goes soft next, which is supposed to be next week sometime.
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keep us posted

Greg, NW AR

4 BO, 1  Prod Red and in the process of expanding.

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Greg, NW AR

4 BO, 1  Prod Red and in the process of expanding.

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post #25 of 25

I bought this one when it was on sale. Safety 1st model08024

I think it is cheaper on E-bay

http://www.target.com/p/safety-1st-digital-dect-6-0-audio-baby-monitor-white/-/A-14660983#prodSlot=medium_1_5&term=safety+1st+baby+monitor

 

The range and clarity are amazing for the price.


Edited by ChickenCanoe - 1/21/16 at 9:40am

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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