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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Country Living Farm, Jan 7, 2011.
After a month of trying, I finally got him......
Yup - he looks a little upset about the situation.
I lost 4 birds to a coyote last week. I got him with a .22 from the bedroom window. Knucklehead decided to sit in the back yard & wait for another chicken to come walking by.
catch and release???
Quote:Nope....Catch and stuff. I am thinking about having him stuffed. He was a big boy......He is in the freezer right now........This is the one I think got all 10 of my BCM 2 month old chicks 2 months ago!!!
We have possums that eat our chicken feed.
I'm surprised I haven't had any run-ins with coons at my place. I've got a small flock of 5 birds (4 hens, 1 roo), so one kill would be devistating! I keep them up close to the house, and so far, so good. I did spot a possum in the yard this past summer and quickly dispatched him. Dropped him from a full sprint/waddle at about 40 yards, standing with my .22 rifle.
I've got 2 dogs that keep most other animals at bay, though. I've just got to convince my retriever to not retrieve my chickens! I almost lost my roo last week. Luckily, his feathers will grow back in...
Quote:Thats funny! The only dog I worry about is my Mother's yorkie! She had my rooster down for the count last fall! He gave up way too easy. She only weights about 10 lbs! none of my dogs bother with them except to occasionally chase one around. But that usually ends up bad for the dog as my hens don't like to run from dogs they like to charge!
Nice catch. Try baiting with marshmellows.
Nice job! I'm curious how much it weighed. It looks tiny in the pictures. Maybe it's the size of the trap that makes it look small.