9 chickens killed. One predator DEAD !

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by I*Eat*Chickens*Yum, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. I*Eat*Chickens*Yum

    I*Eat*Chickens*Yum Chillin' With My Peeps

    I lost 9 free ranging chickens in one afternoon Thursday and killed that son of B racoon responsible today ! Caught him in the act of trying to get more of my chickens.
  2. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Sorry to hear about your chickens but glad you caught the killer.
    In my book the only good raccoon is a dead one!
  3. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hamilton C. FL
    Im glad you caught him in the act. !!

    sorry about the loss of your birds, better figure something out about to keep your birds safer from preds.
  4. I*Eat*Chickens*Yum

    I*Eat*Chickens*Yum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I agree. I absolutely loved having the birds free ranging but I lost 9 in one single day. In the course of one afternoon. All I found were a few feathers here and there and the remaining six scared out of there minds huddling in the coop.

    I was so bummed.

    So anyway my black lab goes nuts today so my wife went out to see what was going on and the coon was chasing, literally chasing a barred rock around the yard.
  5. skyfires

    skyfires Trying to hide

    Jul 19, 2008
    The Ozarks of Arkansas
    You did the right thing. Shoot first, ask questions later,,[​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Sorry about your loss, glad the predator is out of the picture.
  7. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Sorry about your chicken loss. I'm glad that you caught the culprit however!
  8. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

    Dec 21, 2007
    good! if i ever lost chickens to a coon id hunt it down and when i caught id let the chickens eat it! WHOS EATING WHO hehehe...
  9. nautical_bouy

    nautical_bouy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2008
    Beaver PA
    Coons are scared of Penguins,,,, not Flyers,,,[​IMG]
  10. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Im sorry about you chickens. this year was a bad year foor raccoons with me also. I lost 6 chickens so far, plus countless baby chicks from darn rats. I have been putting out rat traps and poison, and so far caught 7. 3 adults and 4 young rats. I will keep setting them out until the rats are gone. Im tired of losing my chicks.

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