Caught one! It's an ...

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Sjisty, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    Armadillo!!! Surely he's not eating chickens! We let him go. So far it's two possums and one armadillo.
     
  2. SushiLove

    SushiLove Out Of The Brooder

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    Why can't an armadillo eat chickens?
     
  3. Marion

    Marion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Armadillos, (anteaters), eat insects and grubs, a few species eat only ants. It was probably around the chickens looking for worms and such that find chicken poo a perfect place to live... eww.
     
  4. jjdward

    jjdward How bout them DAWGS!

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    They may not eat chickens, but they will tear your yard to shreds!!!!
     
  5. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Dillos are not carnivours, but they could cause damage to your coop/run areas. they were attracted by the scent of the area.

    AL
     
  6. koifarm

    koifarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Actually at our place we have a symbiotic relationship with the Dillos and our cats.
    As you all know, cats need to dig a small hole to bury their business in.
    And, as you all know, the Dillos leave little pot holes from digging up grubs.
    All you have to do is reach a happy medium/balance with the critters by having enough cats to fill in all the Dillo holes in your yard.
    From our experiments, it takes 2.4 cats to cover 1 nights foraging by 1 dillo......then all you need do the next day is gently tamp the dirt back flat and you have a nice lawn.
     
  7. Bizzybirdy

    Bizzybirdy Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. StupidBird

    StupidBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    koifarm, that's hilarious. All the comedians are certainly online this morning!
    I'm sitting in front of the tv watching all the road, school closures from the flooding. Its nuts. Flash floods, closed interstates, rescues all over...
     

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