Illinois...

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by mothergoose, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. NotAFarm

    NotAFarm Embracing the New! Premium Member

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    jamie.williamson34 :

    hello illinois from quad city area!

    [​IMG] and to the Illinois thread!! I'm just east of you, between I-88 and I-80, west of I-39. What kind of flock do you have?​
     

  2. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    No coyotes, here.
    They have a hunting season down here and they are killed very heavily since there is a fur place down here somewhere...
     
  3. ParadiseFoundFarm

    ParadiseFoundFarm Goddess of Good Things

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    StevenW. :

    No coyotes, here.
    They have a hunting season down here and they are killed very heavily since there is a fur place down here somewhere...

    Do you think you can get the contact for the fur place and e-mail it to me? I've been looking for one around here. I think those tails I COULD be collecting would make great coat collars at the least.​
     
  4. MullersLaneFarm

    MullersLaneFarm Songster

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    Quote:[​IMG] and to the Illinois thread!! I'm just east of you, between I-88 and I-80, west of I-39. What kind of flock do you have?

    And I'm between the two of you in Whiteside County.

    If you don't have coyotes, then you have fox. Of the two, I prefer coyotes. They'll take a bird, but they won't kill a whole flock in one night for the fun of it like the fox.
     
  5. rsf31tmp

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    I think they are both nice animals but need to die if they mess with any livestock or run off deer
     
  6. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    Quote:That's what I said when I handed my neighbor his Yorkie the other day. [​IMG] He just couldn't believe his "tiny dog with it's tiny mouth" had attacked a chicken. I had to go get the bantam Wyandotte hen to prove it to him. I'm still not sure he entirely believes me.

    That's what I get for trying to do the 'nice' thing. I chose not to take the shot, put down the gun and caught the little mutt and for my trouble all I got was disrespect.

    Next time it's relocate or S.S.S.
     
  7. rsf31tmp

    rsf31tmp Songster

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    a dog on your property with a hen/rooster in it's mouth....shoot first...be nice later.....better to ask for forgiveness than permission!
     

  8. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    Quote:I've shot my share of dogs and frankly I am tired of it. I do it when I have to. I just killed a malamute 6 weeks back and I still feel cruddy about it. That neighbor thought it was okay to let his dog run occasionally, despite it's killing nature. I caught it after my goat and had no choice.

    I knew with the Yorkie that this was a neighbor who would work with me, as he had in the past, and the chicken was only scuffed up. I didn't know that he feels like every dog he has had, he has gotten rid of for me, in his words. All I have ever asked is that he keeps his dogs off my land, he's the one that gets rid of them instead of building a pen.

    I don't always start shooting if dogs come around as long as they leave the stock alone. The minute they cause trouble, or look at a bird the wrong way, I let the owner know. If after that, the dog keeps showing up, I'll find it a new owner, who keeps it safe, or shoot it.

    BTW, I've yet to meet the forgiving neighbor whose dog I've shot. [​IMG]
     
  9. RedheadErin

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    Isnt there a way to keep all unwanted critters (dogs, coyotes, whatever) off your property?
     
  10. ParadiseFoundFarm

    ParadiseFoundFarm Goddess of Good Things

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    Yes, but it's expensive
    You can:
    Fence your property with electric netting high enough none can jump over or dig under having cut all overhanging trees away.

    Build a mote on the outside of that and sock it with piranha, sharks and crocodiles.

    Surround all of that with sharpshooters on watch 24 hrs a day.

    Cover the entire thing with fencing to keep out the Hawks and Owls.


    Yep! That should do it.
     

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