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Well I have some more bad news, while I was working I had a raccoon attack my rooster. The rooster stood up to the raccoon until my dad went to go close the coop and chase away the raccoon. I took a look at the rooster because it was still alive and it had a big gouge in its neck and had its head bent down. I could see it was in pain so I put him down. He protected my 5 hens, and did a good job of it. Here is a picture of when he was healthy

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I think I will sell the rest of my chickens on Craigslist for there own safety. Thank u to everyone on bychickens
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Well I have some more bad news, while I was working I had a raccoon attack my rooster. The rooster stood up to the raccoon until my dad went to go close the coop and chase away the raccoon. I took a look at the rooster because it was still alive and it had a big gouge in its neck and had its head bent down. I could see it was in pain so I put him down. He protected my 5 hens, and did a good job of it. Here is a picture of when he was healthy

[IMG]http://www.backyardchickens.com/content/type/61/id/7644768/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

I think I will sell the rest of my chickens on Craigslist for there own safety. Thank u to everyone on bychickens

 

 

I'm sorry you lost your roo. :( He was a nice-looking boy and valiant to the last.


Edited by AllynTal - 12/2/16 at 12:53am

Allyn at Hinton Homestead on the sunny Mississippi Gulf Coast

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Allyn at Hinton Homestead on the sunny Mississippi Gulf Coast

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post #33 of 38
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Well I have some more bad news, while I was working I had a raccoon attack my rooster. The rooster stood up to the raccoon until my dad went to go close the coop and chase away the raccoon. I took a look at the rooster because it was still alive and it had a big gouge in its neck and had its head bent down. I could see it was in pain so I put him down. He protected my 5 hens, and did a good job of it. Here is a picture of when he was healthy

[IMG]http://www.backyardchickens.com/conte nt/type/61/id/7644768/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

I think I will sell the rest of my chickens on Craigslist for there own safety. Thank u to everyone on bychickens


I would still shore up your defenses. Birds do not always go immediately in craigslist. I just lost a quality bred American Dominique while waiting for a buyer on Craigslist. Rooster are harder to sell but raccoon will likely come calling again before a party interesting buying them does. Consider using the rooster carcass to bait a trap.

Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it.

 

 

Reminder to self: August 2021 Check Post #15852 in Show Off Your American Gamefowl

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Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it.

 

 

Reminder to self: August 2021 Check Post #15852 in Show Off Your American Gamefowl

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post #34 of 38
Keep your chickens closed in your coop until they find another home. It's better to have them cooped up than eaten. I'm sorry for your loss too. sad.png

Do you know any hunters who could help you with that raccoon? Or try trapping it. Getting rid of your chickens will keep them safe, but it still means you have an aggressive raccoon nearby. You'll have to be careful with any small dogs, cats, or children. Raccoons tend to be nocturnal and should run off if they see a person, even if they're in the midst of attacking a rooster. Be aware of rabies!
post #35 of 38
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I am borrowing a live trap and taking care of it that way. I really want to find a home that can keep them safe
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Edited by roosterhavoc - 12/2/16 at 3:30pm
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Stupid phone went haywire. Just get a foothold type trap and kill the raccoons.
post #38 of 38
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Just caught a raccoon. So excited 😀
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