Grrr........ Lost a rooster pheasant today.

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by Dogfish, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

    Mar 17, 2010
    Western Washington
    Something needs to die. Traps are being set tonight next to the pens. Rooster pheasant is the bait. Ate one leg through the fence so it is probably a coon.

    I have a total of 5 mature hens, all consistent layers, and now a single mature rooster. Will he be able to service all 5 reliably?

    Thanks.
     
  2. DomC

    DomC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry to here for your lost. I hear a single rooster can service upto 8 hens. I hope you catch the sucker. It's to bad you where closer to Vegas, I would give you my rooster and hen..
     
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  3. pheasant24

    pheasant24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yah I had a coon get a one quail and my chicken that was settin on 12 eggs.
    then next day he dug under my peacock pen and ate all the food...then I finally got him!!!
    little devils.... [​IMG]
     
  4. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

    Mar 17, 2010
    Western Washington
    The rooster will get the final laugh, as he is bait in the two traps. He was a beautiful ringneck.
     
  5. DAS

    DAS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have 3 traps set. Probably looking for a weasel/mink or fisher (sp?). He killed my male Reeves. Dug under the fence. Hole wasn't big enough to be a coon. He is also bait for tonight.
     
  6. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

    Mar 17, 2010
    Western Washington
    I think I'll shuttle the roo between the two pens, 7 days at a time.
     
  7. psimons2004

    psimons2004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband is spending the night outside under a cam blanket with a nice lead gift for our neighborhood fox. Good luck with your conquest. We want to stuff ours if catch him, LOL.
     
  8. J3172

    J3172 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a raccoon eat two mallards, and two gambel quail the otherday. Then he got not so lucky when the lab caught up with him.
     
  9. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep a live trap baited under the pens at all times. More when I find tracks or sign. That way I can "cure" their bird kill'in ways, at my convenience... Bill
     
  10. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

    Mar 17, 2010
    Western Washington
    My traps are always baited, but I move them around the property from time to time.
     

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