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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Machine gun hand, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. Machine gun hand

    Machine gun hand In the Brooder

    Jan 2, 2009
    Cascade foot hills wa
    Im not posting this to get a rise. That said Ive had chickens and ducks for a few years now. Ive lost many a chicken to various preditors. Wile deployed to Afganistan with the army I really got into preditor hunting and preditor calling (Jackles, wolves,stray dogs) Ive found it to be the last fronter of hunting due to the fact preditors are smart with good eye sight and smell and present a unique challange some of you may know. So when I went home I discoverd the rich oppertunity to go preditor hunting due to the fact my roo's calls called in the coyotes in like flys on chicken poop! And Racoons can be called in by the sound of chickens as well foxes. But what struck me the most is as over time my rooster and I have devloped a partnership. When ever a preditor shows up he always lets me know by runnig to the door with that piticular call Im shure every one on this forum knows. He even let me know when deer are in the yard wich has fed my family and the chickens. He always follows me around when ever he see my carring my AR 15 and talks non stop sticking close to me even wile Im shooting the noise dosent bother them. The chickens love the abdominal contents of any any type of preditor they dont get eaten and I get the pelt we all win except the preditor. I will post pics of some of the roosters victims. If thats all right. I just love any pet that you really team up with and I love that rooster![​IMG]

  2. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    That's awesome! I never thought of it that way, but it's possible that the rooster has put together the carcass with food. Post pics! Here in Idaho, out-of-staters have decided that no one lives here so it's a perfect dumping ground for their "reintroduction" projects. I hate predators and love any chance to put a dent in their ever-growing populations.

    What a good combo for coyote hunting!
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2009
  3. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    There are some cool videos on YouTube of coyote calling and hunting (I think it's a hunting show). They're really interesting.
  4. CATRAY44

    CATRAY44 Lard Cookin Chicken Woman

    Very cool!
  5. Machine gun hand

    Machine gun hand In the Brooder

    Jan 2, 2009
    Cascade foot hills wa
    Probly "primose'' the Truth great DVD I can wast a wole day watching them and he slips in a little scripture in at the end. Some of those shots are 600 meters Plus! The really cool thing about coyotes are there ablity to up there litter sizes when there numbers are low or have smaller litters when food is hard to find. I dont hate any preditor and the wole chicken preditor conflect has shown me how to balance conflect in my own personal life. Learn your enemy know the solution I enjoy setting up chick(AKA FORCE) protection mesures and when there defeated comming up with new ones! Yes my chicken coop and run is set up like a forward operating base found in Iraq, But my chicken love it and I love it!
  6. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

    Sep 13, 2008
    Jemison, AL
    That is facinating!! I love it!! Go rooster!!

    If we can make it through deer season I want to try my hand at some predator hunting!! Coyotes are all around me. But I doubt I'll ever get my big roo to be trained like your hunting partner... dang!!
  7. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I'm sorry I guess I said that wrong. I don't hate predators and don't believe in the wanton killing of things. I believe in protecting my animals from predators and I guess the "hatred" comes into play with people who think that the rights of predators should come before honest hardworking people. I agree with you that there should be balance.

    I think it's really cool that you've found a working partnership with your rooster that helps both of you. Congrats!

  8. Nikki28

    Nikki28 David Bowie is my co-pilot

    Dec 15, 2008
    Quote:My boyfriend would love that rooster. [​IMG]
  9. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Songster

    I think that roo is awesome. I can't wait to tell my DH about this one! Here in KY, predators are bad enough with the normal forrest critters but we have the added problem of wild dogs inner breeding with coyotes. That's not a good combination as they have no fear of humans. I wonder if I could train our roos to come to the door with a warning call? That's some roo you got there! [​IMG]
  10. bluie

    bluie Songster

    Aug 18, 2007
    That is so cool! What a great rooster!

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