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I caught em!!!!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Orpingtonman, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. Orpingtonman

    Orpingtonman Chillin' With My Peeps

    I posted last week about losing a layer in a particularly dispicable way. She was taken out a totally enclosed run and split from beak to vent in the ditch behind my house. So i got alot of suggestions about what it might be and all of them were good. So i did some investigating and stayed up for a couple of night and the culprit returned. A BIG FAT RACCON! needless to say that she never saw me as she walked on top of the coop, no doubt checking out which one she wanted next.


    Long story short, after about 15 minutes of watchin him, he tried to peel back a corner of the run and i had to dispatch him where he stood. I hate doing that because he only know what instinct he has but he's not eating any more of my layers. Hopefully, no others will get the idea of coming back in. Might have to get another dog to make sure. thanks for all the help and if theres anything i can do for anybody on here, please feel free to ask.

    Mike
     
  2. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    I am so glad you caught the culprit, Mike! Congrats on your hunt!
    Patience and persistance pays off!! [​IMG]
     
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Excellent! [​IMG]
     
  4. Orpingtonman

    Orpingtonman Chillin' With My Peeps

    It took 2 days of waiting in the cold after dusk and he finally came around. Guess i'll go look for another dog at the pound today. At least if he doesn't run em off, at least another dog from the pound will have a good home
     
  5. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    Glad you got him. [​IMG]
     
  6. Bassleg

    Bassleg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like its time to make a coon skin hat nice job.
     
  7. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go you!
     
  8. Orpingtonman

    Orpingtonman Chillin' With My Peeps

    The way eggs and stuff is getting in the grocery stores, you got to protect what you have lol
     
  9. sandypaws

    sandypaws Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good for you.... i have slept many nights outside on top of sheds (with a .22) waiting for chicken eating critters to show up...
     
  10. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    WTG! And I'm glad to hear you'll be giving some lucky pooch a nice home. [​IMG]
     

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