Ground hogs

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by famhutch, May 2, 2008.

  1. famhutch

    famhutch New Egg

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    I am new here and new to chickens. Can anyone tell me if ground hogs will bother the chickens or go after the eggs? I am sorry if this question seems silly!
    Kristi
     
  2. Eggseronious

    Eggseronious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Groundhogs will undermine your place all over. Destroy a garden. If they leave other varmints will use their dens. So its best they are gone! Never seen one bother a chicken here.They love veggies thats all they eat, sweet potato plants dont have a chance!
     
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Ground hogs should not hurt your chickens for sake of EATING them because they are herbivores. That's not saying that they could not kill them but I really don't think they would be interested in them at all.
     
  4. clawmute

    clawmute Out Of The Brooder

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  5. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They won't hurt your chickens, but I can tell you that a groundhog doesn't dare show it's ugly mug around here or it gets a little lead supplement added to it's diet! [​IMG]
     

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