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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by jchny2000, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. Old Salt 1945

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    Brad, if you had made the offer prior to the Sunday get together, I would have been a buyer. But on Sunday, Too Fast demonstrated how those tests could be done through the taste-testing technique. So any samples I am curious about, I will be mailing to him.

    John
     
  2. Old Salt 1945

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    I am intrigued by your Avatar. What breed of chicken is that? I recall seeing something similar many years ago. As I recall, they have 4 drumsticks.

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  3. Old Salt 1945

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    [​IMG] I knew if you really tried you could be as twisted as me. Of course, we can only aspire to reach the heights of accomplishment of Too Fast, but this was a remarkable attempt.

    Keep up the good work.

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  4. Little Ameraucana Mom

    Little Ameraucana Mom Need Help, Can't stop hatching!!!

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    I had a skunk do this once. Put cat food in your trap for bait. they seem to like it, I've caught coons and possums with cat food also.
     
  5. DarthLayer

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    We used chicken wire as a netting. The bottom is actually welded wire. When we moved to this house now it came with a sheep pen with a chicken coop and pen in it which was quite convenient because we got chickens two years ago. The chicken pen though didn't have a covering ao we built one. We are going to replace all of the fencing soon because the original posts for the fence are decayed and the wire is rusted. I will definitely will used the welded wire again and use the hardware cloth. We are renovating our whole coop because when it was built, it was built on the ground so the floor is decayed. I already have plans on to keep it predator proof better now. Thanks for the info
     
  6. Old Salt 1945

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    Well, young man, it's your error. Now you have to fix it. Just march yourself back down into hostile territory and get more eggs like you should have in the first place.

    Or not.[​IMG]

    John
     
  7. pbirdhaven

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    Had a call from my vet a few minutes ago. She says that Artoo (my ailing African grey) is doing fine, but she wants to give him one more breathing treatment Saturday morning, and then he can come home. [​IMG]

    Thanks for the good wishes!
     
  8. Old Salt 1945

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    If it is happening at night, it may be an owl. I had a Great Horned Owl that would kill several pinioned pheasants per night about 30 years ago. I found some that were somewhat eaten, but most had their throats ripped out and the blood gone. I thought it was a weasel as they will do that sort of thing. I waited up for it with a shotgun. When I saw it was an owl, I asked him not to return. He didn't. The blasted thing killed 30 or 40 pheasants before I discouraged him.

    UPDATE:

    After reading subsequent posts, I agree that it is likely a raccoon. Raccoons are very smart. If he has tripped a trap once, you won't get him to revisit the trap.

    I recommend a body grip style of trap of at least 6" x 6". Leave the hole he tears and put a trap over the hole. When he crawls through the hole, it will trip and get him. Use sewing thread to attach the trap to the fence wire over the hole. The idea being that the thread will break away when the trap is triggered. Test it a couple of times with a stick to make sure it will behave the way you want it to. You only get one chance and then he will be trap-shy.

    Traps are less than $10. There are lots of youtube videos on how to use them.

    John
     
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  9. bloonskiller911

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    Quote:I would say you have a coon AND possum problem. they don't come back every night but will skip a few. what kind of traps do you have out? lock your chickens up, set live traps or steel traps with marshmallows. or if there is a rural king near by, get cuff traps they work great on coons. bait them with tuna. i don't know what your personal preference is, but i say kill them. if you don't they will come back. if you relocate them they will become some one else's problem. there are other ways to discourage them also, but they are illegal, mostly mixing baits that will kill them automatically. good luck, we have a really bad time with coons and possums. i stick to steel traps personally, and i set them in the run, against the door, or where ever the predator is getting in. (i don't worry about neighbors dogs or cats getting into them either, since they shouldn't be in my chicken yard!!) again good luck getting rid of your pests!!
     
  10. CRSelvey

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    Hey everyone!
    Animal lover, I am so sorry you have to get rid of your animals. Rottweiler's can be such good dogs, but unfortunately many insurance companies won't allow them since they are on the dog bite list. We switched to a company that didn't care what breed we had as long as our dog didn't have a history of biting. Maybe your family can look into that as an option?

    I have a sick chick question. I started the sick chick on Corid Monday afternoon and picked up the new chicks Tuesday (who had also been started on it). If its a 5-7 day treatment, shouldn't I be seeing improvement in all three? One of them is acting more sick and has more blood in her poo than she did earlier in the week, but. Is it just too early to tell or should I start giving her the water in the dropper? She just sits around sleeping most of the time. Even though they are over 8 weeks, I put the heat lamp back on them so that she doesn't get cold. The medicine says not to add anything else into the water, but I just don't like how she is responding. What do you think? I'm just a little nervous after already losing one of them this week.

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    By the way, the Easter Egger roo that was posted earlier this week was just GORGEOUS!
    Vicki- I hope you get that boy under control. :)
    Mother2Hens and Old Salt, you are cracking me up.
     

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