goanna woes

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by animal madd, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. animal madd

    animal madd Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi im trying to get my chooks cluckie and sitting on her eggs but everytime she lays few eggs the bloody goanna steal them
    They are big pain to get out of pen if you catch them in the act very standoffish and aggressive
    Anyone know any method to keep em out perfer humain and or get them out of pen again humainly with less hassle thx in advance
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Sounds like you need to protect your chooks with a wire mesh of a size and weight that the goanna can't get thru to keep them from getting in the pen.
     
  3. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Oh My
    Never heard of a lizard eating eggs on here before, do they eat chicks also?
    I agree with fencing it out.

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  4. animal madd

    animal madd Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi aart and zazouse unfortunly they do also eat baby chicks and have been known to mame older chook and I have a 8ft chance wire fence but they climb it and so they have shade I have trees growing in the pen so I cant really cover the top with wire they without cuttind fown there trees
     
  5. fosterson

    fosterson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow. And here I was just worrying about the rattlers!

    Is there any way you can make a 'cage in a cage' for the broody mamma and her eggs that's contained with smaller gauge wire that the goanas can't get through?
     
  6. animal madd

    animal madd Out Of The Brooder

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    I couldd try it but hard cause trees get in the way and if I did the nesting area smaller gage wire and do a hole for hens to get in and out a goanna can get through pretty small holes they flattern themselfs out the buggers might try few strands of electric fence on outside might keep them out wow cool rattlers we get massive pythones and id by far rathrr handlr snake over a goanna
     
  7. fosterson

    fosterson Chillin' With My Peeps

    I understand about having issues with the trees in the way. I like them because they provide shade, entertainment, and protection from birds of prey, but they're in my way as often as not!

    We have electrified netting fences here that some folks use to make temporary surrounds for their chooks when they're out on pasture. Maybe that would work? You might have some deep fried goana as a result!

    And trust me, I'd rather take pythons any day. Danged rattlers will scare the beejeezus out of you. I came up on one in the beginning of July while doing yard work and I'm glad I had baggy pants on, because it bit the back of my knee and got the fabric. I was being a dolt and was wearing sandals - I'm MILES from a hospital with antivenin.
     
  8. animal madd

    animal madd Out Of The Brooder

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    Snakes have 1 bitey end and they can wrap around you and sufgocate you but we do have top 10 deadliest snakes here but goanna bites and they have so much bacteria in yhere mouth so if they bite you bound to get bad infection in bite plus there claws and again with bacteria in claws and they whip uou with tail ouch and there well known to climb you and scratch heck outta you give me poisonus snake or python any day lol
     
  9. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    Okay so first off what do you mean get your hen clucky?? If she isn't then leaving eggs isn't going to make her so and some breeds have almost had that bred out of them so I would collect your eggs to stop encouraging the Goanna if she isn't even clucky yet.
     
  10. animal madd

    animal madd Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi apps She started to sit on her 8 eggs but 2weeks later I found a goanna eating them and chaded him out and these batam are very clucky if I leave eggs she sittin on them not really sure what breed they are
     

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