Aha!! Chicken Thief is positively identified.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Chickmano, May 29, 2011.

  1. Chickmano

    Chickmano Out Of The Brooder

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    We have seriously reinforced the coop and run since we saw this. Will that keep them out or are they just relentless?
     
  2. Ms.Frizzle

    Ms.Frizzle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, keep in mind that coons have paws that are basically hands, they can undo latches, and pry at things. You could always pad-lock if they are getting in via the latches.
     
  3. Fritatta

    Fritatta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont think they give up. I would trap it. If you have hunters in your area they may do it for you.
    YES to the game cam!
     
  4. good ole boy

    good ole boy Out Of The Brooder

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    reinforce and exterminate the problem asap
     
  5. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    If you can afford it, replacing that chicken wire with hardware cloth would help. Chicken wire is not very heavy and raccoons (along with just about any other predator) can rip right through it. Love the picture!
     
  6. Chickmate

    Chickmate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Consider hot wire.
     
  7. epeloquin

    epeloquin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have to agree with Good Ol Boy on this one. Coons are VERY persistent and VERY dexterous. I would reinforce the coop/run and trap/kill the coon. It will most likely keep coming until it gets in.
     
  8. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Quote:Also a very good idea. We put it around our sweet corn patch last year and for the first time ever, it wasn't bothered by coons or deer.
     
  9. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Coons are persistent and determined! That's why I shoot every one I catch. A live trap and a .22 is your friend, use them wisely!

    Great picture and use of the camera!! [​IMG]
     
  10. edgroger

    edgroger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get rid of it with a gun, and then reinforce the whole structure of the coop, especially holes and gaps that needs to be plugged.
     

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