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Are armadillos a threat to my birds?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by elizabethlongwood, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. elizabethlongwood

    elizabethlongwood Chirping

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    Early this morning my husband saw two large armadillos in our backyard. They weren't by the coop, but it made us wonder if they would disturb/attack our pullets or snatch their eggs (not that we have any yet). What is your experience with armadillos?
     
  2. bywaterdog

    bywaterdog Songster

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    Armadillos are insect eaters, the only problem is that they dig holes everywhere and can tear up a lawn looking for grubs.

    Are you sure that these are not chupacabras in disguise ?[​IMG]
     
  3. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Songster

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    Nope....they will dig up your yard and garden looking for insects, but they won't eat your chickens.
     
  4. Tiniest Animal

    Tiniest Animal In the Brooder

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    It probably was an armadillo. They shouldn't do anything to hurt your chickens but just dig every were making your yard look like some one is shooting it with a shotgun. (1-3 inch holes everywhere) We have alot in Oklahoma. I dont think it is nothing to worry about unless they are trying to dig around or under your coop. Im not sure if they carry and viruses or not that might harm your flock.
     
  5. Mark & Nique

    Mark & Nique Chirping

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    Agree -- armadillos can quickly make your yard a total mess. (I had 1 in the yard once, and it was enough!) But they won't bother any animals.

    Here's a link I hope provides helpful info:

    http://www.aaanimalcontrol.com/armadillos.htm
     
  6. zazouse

    zazouse Crowing

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    They won't hurt your chickens but i know for a fact they will eat eggs.
     

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