I'm at war with racoons.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Chicky D, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. Chicky D

    Chicky D In the Brooder

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    After several weeks wondering what has been slick and picking off my chickens I caught a raccoon family....ugh. They obviously know about traps.
     
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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  3. The Phantom

    The Phantom I love birds!!!

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    Shoot them all
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  4. microchick

    microchick Crossing the Road

    Welcome to the flock! Glad you found out what had been picking off your chickens and hope you have had luck in sending them to their just rewards.
     
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  5. Chicky D

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    Have not captured any yet but I'm going to plan "B". Two of my girls are seriously injured. I can't believe they are still alive. I've been using saline to flush wounds, amoxicillin, and triple a antibiotic. They are eating and drinking with my help. I hope I'm on the right track here???? I keep them rapped in clean towels. The only thing I havent done is give them something for pain. Is there something they can take or is that even necessary? I have Tramadol left over from my dog. The wounds are deep and large. Pls I need advice somebody.
     
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  6. Chicky D

    Chicky D In the Brooder

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    I'm setting them up with cat food as we speak.
     
  7. Chicky D

    Chicky D In the Brooder

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    Nice to be here and yes that's my plan after seeing my girls like this.
     
  8. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Poppy-Dog

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    :frow Welcome to BYC!!! :woot
     
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  9. aligarysmom

    aligarysmom Chirping

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    Stay out at night, and if you can shoot them away from the direction of people, KILL THEM ALL!! Sorry, lost my head for a moment.
     
  10. Chicky D

    Chicky D In the Brooder

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    I'm on ten acres and I'm bating them. Never had a problem for two years. They definitely know what a trap is so im thinking somebody trapped them and dropped them off in my area.
     
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