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post #11 of 16

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Just had a thought................... go to a coon hunting/coon dog forum and see if you have any locals into coon hunting. I had a brief association with coon hunting in my early years, and coon hunters would pay $20 back then for a coon to train their pups with. This will save you the $200 charge, someone should be ashamed of themselves, and may even help you with chicken feed.

Or, if you can bring yourself to it, you can do it yourself for about .25 cents.



I never thought of that.  I will look!

 

Believe me I have nothing but malice for these coons!      But I will have to catch the little @#$%^ first...and his extended family 

post #13 of 16

I had a family of coons coming in my barn and the only reason i found out about it is cause my Beagle Basset dog would tree it in the barn. I did not have chickens at the time they were after the cat food but every time this dog did that we would go in shoot it and dispose of it. There was 3 coons killed that way and i have not had any since. We put the carcases around the edge or my property far enough where we would not smell it so they knew they were not welcome there and would be killed. No coons anymore at least for now. I can't stand them and i will shoot them if i catch them one shot one kill they don't suffer. 


Edited by chickchickchiky - 4/13/12 at 6:53am
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Coons are probably the most prolific carriers of rabies, along with red foxes. These are varmits, that are opportunity feeders and there is no danger of them going extinct!

 

If I had a daytime coon, he would automatically be gone! Period! You just cannot take the chance on rabies. It should bother you greatly that they are coming around in the daytime. If you don't want to deal with it, I am sure there are some critter gitters close by Kissimee that would handle them for you, for a small fee of course.wink.png

bats and skunks actually
 

 

http://www.scnaonline.org  Serama Council Of North America

You might as well expect rivers to run backwards as any man born free to be contented penned up.
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http://www.scnaonline.org  Serama Council Of North America

You might as well expect rivers to run backwards as any man born free to be contented penned up.
Chief Joseph
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post #15 of 16

dog proof traps some places call them DP's work the best in an urban envirement they are cheap too if you are buying a half dozen at a time I believe "duke" is the cheapest brand at this time


Edited by aprophet - 4/13/12 at 7:15am
http://www.scnaonline.org  Serama Council Of North America

You might as well expect rivers to run backwards as any man born free to be contented penned up.
Chief Joseph
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http://www.scnaonline.org  Serama Council Of North America

You might as well expect rivers to run backwards as any man born free to be contented penned up.
Chief Joseph
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post #16 of 16

I've only had one day time raccoon attack.  A mama raccoon and four young approached my flock.  One of my friends looked out the window moments before they moved in on the birds.  I was able to run out there and shoot all five of them before they got any of my chickens.  The one thing I noticed was the raccoon wasn't even afraid of me.  I think if there's baby raccoons near by that are hungry the mother raccoons will be much more brazen in their efforts.  There are so many variables when you think about relocating, sometimes a quick death is just better for everyone(well maybe not the raccoon).

chickens, turkeys and guineas 

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chickens, turkeys and guineas 

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