Aha!! Chicken Thief is positively identified.

Chickmano

In 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?
 

Ms.Frizzle

Songster
8 Years
Apr 15, 2011
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Wisconsin
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.
 

bobbi-j

Crossing the Road
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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!
 

epeloquin

Songster
8 Years
Mar 11, 2011
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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.
 

bobbi-j

Crossing the Road
Mar 15, 2010
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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.
 

Tala

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Apr 14, 2009
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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!!
 

edgroger

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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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