Armadillos!?!??

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Desirai, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. Desirai

    Desirai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an armadillo that has taken it upon itself to dig all over my flower garden [​IMG]

    I wonder if it will try to dig under my chicken coop fence?

    If it gets into the run will it hurt my chickens?
     
  2. texas75563

    texas75563 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It wouldn't hurt your chickens. Its main diet is grubs, worms, and bugs.
     
  3. Mike Winters

    Mike Winters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they wont hurt your chickens they will eat there eggs and dig a hole under there run that could let other predators in though
     
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2012
  4. Rivers

    Rivers Out Of The Brooder

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    Man, I would love to have amradillo's im my back yard!
     
  5. rikithemonk

    rikithemonk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had similar problems with squirrels digging in my container garden. I went to the spice rack and sprinkled hot pepper powder on the soil. It is a good deterrent and will train the animals to avoid the container plants. I have also heard of sprinkling human hair around the garden as a deterrent.
     

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