Hubby had his laugh for the night...

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by cthrash1, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    I'm sitting here at my pc and the dogs down the road are barking as usual(they don't shut up) and suddenly I hear several coyotes howling and yipping nearby. My first thought was "oh no they found my ducks" so I run down the stairs and out the back door. Hubby comes after me, wondering whats up. I said I thought coyotes found my ducks and he started laughing and says"Well what were you going to do beat them up?" and then asks if I need the gun. Of course he can see I'm seriously thinking about it and busts out laughing. Then he reassures me they are further off than it sounded. Well, there are fields all around and sound does carry. He made a few loud claps for me anyway and made me listen just to be sure they weren't around. He just don't get it...They're just ducks to him. But I don't mind him laughing at me as long as he never makes me get rid of any of my babies.

  2. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    Quote:[​IMG] - I can just imagine you running out the door and across that lawn. (tripping in the dark, to boot!)

    I've experienced that panic mode before, [​IMG] gets the heart racing, doesn't it?

  3. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    [​IMG] You know we do have a BUNCH of mole tunnels in our yard...I trip on those in the daytime. I'd probably roll down the hill from one at night... [​IMG]
  4. flakey chick

    flakey chick Songster

    May 3, 2007
    Coyote's voice carries farther than the dogs barking. That's why it gets all the dogs riled up. I wouldnt want to tangle with a coyote, but they generally run away from people.
  5. scooter147

    scooter147 Songster

    Jul 30, 2008
    Are the ducks on a pond?
  6. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    No they're in a pen, but they won't sleep in the doghouse and only occasionally under the brick "base" where the doghouse used to sit on. And it is just chicken wire with a foot out and buried at the bottom...But I put the fence up before I joined this forum and later found by reading posts that chicken wire isn't good enough against predators.
  7. What is it about poultry that makes grown women run out the front door like Elmer Fudd sighting a wabbit?

    I ran out the front door like a crazed fool the other day with the pellet gun when the neighbor's dog showed up in the yard. Next time, it'll be the shotgun because I think a warning shot will scare the neighbor's straight. [​IMG]
  8. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

    Mar 25, 2008
    Quote:Boy isn't that the truth?!?! It really is as bad as us protecting our own children, isn't it? [​IMG]
  9. michelle1017

    michelle1017 Goat Mama

    Aug 21, 2008
    I can relate. I almost broke my neck running out the door Sunday night because I heard one of my baby guineas screaming, only to find out son was in the hut holding it! I guess the mommy instinct never dies!
  10. ChanceRider

    ChanceRider Songster

    Aug 19, 2008
    Somerset, CA
    Quote:I like your style... my neighbor's dogs used to gang up on my blind and deaf Appaloosa until I headed out into our pasture with the shotgun. I just fired off a couple of shots into the nearby hill to scare the owner! It worked like a charm [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2008

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