Beware midwest, coons are on the move

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by swamy, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. swamy

    swamy Out Of The Brooder

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    Have been seeing numerous coons out moving at dusk and even earlier (Iowa), with good light the last few days. I know the rain gets them moving, but it is that time of year when they really start chowing down to build reserves for winter. You will start to notice many laying dead along the roadsides too. Check your coops and runs!
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Thanks for the warning. We need to be extra careful to get the birds inside well before dusk.
     
  3. dadsdeercamp

    dadsdeercamp Say goodnight gracie

    Sep 24, 2010
    Mora MN.
    Had three large ones walk in front of my van tonite.I didn't know adults hungout in groups.
     
  4. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
    Houston, TX
    I'd shoot them coons and dispatch them.
     
  5. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, they do hang out in groups.

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  6. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the rain gets them moving because it brings earthworms to the top a food of coon the worms are a right fair bait

    the family groups won,t break up until jan-feb when the mom comes back into heat then the boar will run the little ones off the "little ones" are pretty much grown at this point they just ain,t as layered with fat yet
     
  7. CrazyCatNChickenLady

    CrazyCatNChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard females usually stay in related female-only families and males will travel together in unrelated male groups.
     
  8. ll

    ll Chillin' With My Peeps

    Copied this from elsewhere:

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  9. pgoossen

    pgoossen New Egg

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    I lost my rooster to a coon tonight. [​IMG]

    I only had one rooster and four hens but he protected them to the death.
     
  10. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:I'm so sorry. That's hard.

    Imp- welcome to BYC
     

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