Groundhog a predator?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by bison, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. bison

    bison Out Of The Brooder

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    I am pretty sure I JUST saw a groundhog in my yard about 5 yds from my coop. Should I be worried???
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Aren't groundhogs vegetarians???
     
  3. MissJenny

    MissJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ground hogs are vegetarians -- they don't even eat cookies. Silly groundhogs.
     
  4. Lil Chickie Mama

    Lil Chickie Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not even cookies? I guess they're not the brightest of critters [​IMG]
     
  5. ksct

    ksct Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They Shouldn't Be A Threat.... Except If They're Digging In The Area And Or Up Into The Run..... You May Need To Keep An Eye On That Because It Could Allow Other Predators To Dig Easily Etc And Have Access To Your Birds. Just Something To Think About.
     
  6. ErieSpurs

    ErieSpurs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You don't have to worry unless your chickens are cucumber flavored. [​IMG]

    As previously stated, predators may use the burrows to access your coop - so keep an eye out to make sure they don't dig under your run. They actually make pretty good lookouts, so that's a plus.
     
  7. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    MI
    like another poster said, they can allow another predator into the area, but the biggest threat they pose are for peeps with livestock who can step and break a leg into the holes, or when those silly groundhogs dig under your foundation and the slab or bricks start to sink into the ground undermining structures.......
     
  8. bison

    bison Out Of The Brooder

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    Cool. Thanks everybody!
     

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