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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by keirys, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. keirys

    keirys Songster

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    We live in the city 1 week ago our 2 silkies got ripped out of the chicken coop by a raccoon. I bought a set of Dukes dog proof trap & I love this trap. Gonna go start digging a bigger hole!

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    2 hours after we set the traps we got one

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    Dh reset the trap the next morning...

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    Huge boar coon

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    sooo cute yet so dead. I dont belive in relocation

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    I know its hard to see but I see 3 more raccoons its 9PM and still light out. I went to lock my chickens up and this is what I saw

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    cannot discharge fire arm in the city

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    caught 2 more this morning [​IMG]. The only thing I cannot do is remove it from the trap yuck..

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    The little girl in blue is our future resident preditor dispatcher... If she's gonna keep chickens she better learn to protect her flock!!!!
     
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Nothing wrong with catching and killing predators. I have never 'enjoyed' it - simply regarded it as a responsibility.
     
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  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Congrats!! I've read alot of good things about those duke traps. Much better for coons than live traps.
    If you're gonna kill it, you gotta handle the body, unless you can get someone else to do it.
    Not sure how you'd dispose of the corpse in the city, I'm lucky as I can just dump it out in the woods to feed something else.
     
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  4. Chadsky

    Chadsky Chirping

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    good to see the dukes traps are getting it done for you! i've looked into them but my live trap is the ticket i caught a coon last week... sneeky buggers
     
  5. jenndk

    jenndk In the Brooder

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    We bought two of the same traps and caught one the first night. Used mini-marshmallows for bait.
     
  6. keirys

    keirys Songster

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    My dh takes care of the corpse removal. He buries them, I just can't believe how many we've caught. I thought we were gonna just catch one not the entire family....
     
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  7. khoe

    khoe Chirping

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    i can't believe how many you've caught either!!
     
  8. keirys

    keirys Songster

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    We got 2 more last night!!!!! I really dont know how many more we are gonna get.
     
  9. browning6

    browning6 Chirping

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    Good for you!!! and your girls!!! Teach them young. if you could kill every coon in North America you would do every chicken owner a huge favor.
     
  10. egnilk66

    egnilk66 In the Brooder

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    Maybe let the chickens eat one!
     
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