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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by gamechicken, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. gamechicken

    gamechicken In the Brooder

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    i just lost 2 of my chickens cause of a coon or something it pluted the feathers off it any advice
     

  2. tomingreeneco

    tomingreeneco Songster

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    Keep the chickens locked up tight at night. Get a live trap and catch the coons. Pop them with a .22 and bury them. Coons usually only hunt at night. If you see them during the day they may have rabies. BE CAREFUL.
     
  3. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    Quote:X2 or get a couple of chicks like tomingreeneco's avitar [​IMG]
     
  4. gamechicken

    gamechicken In the Brooder

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    thanks i got some dead bidies will that work a snake ate they so i cut it open 2 use them will it work
     
  5. eggboy

    eggboy Songster

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    Keep the chickens locked up tight at night. Get a live trap and catch the coons. Pop them with a .22 and bury them. Coons usually only hunt at night. If you see them during the day they may have rabies. BE CAREFUL.

    Skin them and make them into hats or something. It is not too hard to tan the furs.​
     
  6. darkmatter

    darkmatter Songster

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    I've used catfood, sardines, table scraps, and this one was eggs.


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  7. BlackBart

    BlackBart Songster

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    Trying to catch a Raccoon now. I've got eggs and fish in the trap.
    The Wildlife Camera has caught him going up to the trap but so far he hasn't entered. I think this one has been caught before.
     

  8. RedDrgn

    RedDrgn Anachronistic Anomaly

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    Quote:I read "pop them with a .22" just as I glanced over at your avatar...and then I lol'd! [​IMG]
     
  9. feliciamckee

    feliciamckee Chirping

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    Quote:I read "pop them with a .22" just as I glanced over at your avatar...and then I lol'd! [​IMG]

    Oh, me too! That is so cute![​IMG]

    If you get one in your trap and don't want to shoot it, please don't relocate it! I don't know what your laws are, but here we can just load up the trap and take it to the animal shelter and they put them to sleep. We have done several that way, my husband just took one yesterday. Pretty much every food in the trap has worked. We have trapped 18 since May.
     
  10. enggass

    enggass Songster

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    I've used peanut butter on bread and marshmallows this summer (not at the same time)
    Both have worked great!
     

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