Armadillo

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Ole rooster, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Songster

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    Can any of the Texas members let me know if these creatures mess with chickens? The reason I ask Morgan and I, my dog Morgan, were walking out to the chicken pen and he alerted to something. I didn't see what had his attention then he bolted passed the chicken run and got to chasing something that was in the area where I let the chickens out this morning. He ran it into a hole where I had killed an armadillo once before. I finally dug down to him to get a shot and killed him. Then buried it there.

    Just wondering if that's another pest to look for.
     

  2. Gulfstream

    Gulfstream In the Brooder

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    No....and they are nearly blind. In Argentina they fatten them and eat them. They dig around looking for grubs and stuff.
     
  3. zazouse

    zazouse Crowing

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    They will eat eggs if they are on the ground, seen it for myself.
     
  4. EMAW

    EMAW Chirping

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    They won't mess with your chickens, they are nearly blind and not interested in that large of a meal. Not in TX but I was hunting in OK one fall and saw an armidillo in the field, I stood over the trail it was on and it walked between my legs, and never even knew I was there.
     

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