irony...

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Chickiemama1010, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. Chickiemama1010

    Chickiemama1010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    today my 7 spare roos were going to slaughter. last night I lost 4 to raccoons. Apparently it was hot in the coop, and they decided to sleep in the run. bad idea. I woke this morn to find 4 heads pulled thru wire and eaten off. And another little roo had to be culled as his wing was dislocated and badly ripped up. I cant slaughter him and eat him after hes been attacked by coons. i almost feel like the 2 remaining roos should get a chance to stay since they survived the great coon massacre of 2010

    Not a single hen laid an egg today. Not one, out of 8. They are in a tizzy, skittish and paranoid now.

    I've mounted the night vision scope on the rifle, and tonight i'll sit in the back of the barn hoping to see that *[email protected]!# pack of coons. POW. I hate them.

    I guess the roos were destined to be dead anyway, but sheesh....I wanted to eat them for dinner. Not give em to raccoons. Grrrrr.
    and MY method of kill wouldve been so much quicker and less traumatic to all parties involved. Off with your head! not pull your head thru wire and eat your face. Again....grrrr to the coons

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  2. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Maine, USA
    Ugh I HATE racoons!! [​IMG] I am sorry the roos died the way they did. Happy Hunting tonight! [​IMG]
     
  3. Chickiemama1010

    Chickiemama1010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just lost another one! GRRRRRRRRRRRRR! I went to the store for ice. On a side note, the "chicken slaughterer" is an amish man who lives down the street. He'll do it for a dollar a piece, but I have to deliver them and bring coolers with ice, since Amish have no electricty and therefore no way to keep the birds cold after the fact. Im so mad. the coon came just 10 mins ago and took my sweet roo Elmer. There were 4 of them, A mama and 3 babies. Its daytime here right now. I am amazed they are that brave. Elmer was the one who was going to stay. He was such a nice roo, and named elmer cuz he was the only chick whogot the pasty butt, hence Elmer (paste=glue=elmers) I guess im gonna keep little red instead. hes ok, not like elmer was. But fairly nice i guess. Hes no elmer though...So out of 8 roos, I get to keep one,and eat one.

    My dinner:1

    coons dinner:6... R.I.P Elmer

    culled due to being attacked:1
    And Little red is spared the freezer,

    Something isnt right about the math there. Stupid coons. I hate HATE H A T E them

    I might have to do the "soda of death" I just recommended to another byc-er with coon troubles. Seems this forum is full of coon probs today. At least Im not the only one.

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  4. cracked_egg

    cracked_egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are u in sullivan ohio?
     
  5. Chickiemama1010

    Chickiemama1010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep, sullivan ohio
    You must be from nearby, because sullivan is barely on the map1
     
  6. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    I am so sorry! Darn coons! I hate, hate, hate them too. Before I moved to the country I always thought they were so cute. Then I moved out here. I didn't have chickens at the time but I had kittens. They killed my babies over and over, it was sickening and heart breaking. I spent the night in the hospital with my son one time and my husband called at 3 AM just happy as a clam. He had just shot 3 coons in the front yard [​IMG] I didn't know I could feel so good about something like that! When we got our chickens we bought the Nite Guard System. We have not had a problem yet (knocks on wood) and it has been almost 3 years.
     
  7. Chickiemama1010

    Chickiemama1010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    whats night guard? like a motion detector type thing?
     
  8. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    There are a lot of different opinions about NG here on BYC. I have used it with 100% success so I am a true believer. It is a solar powered device. Our weather in Montana can be harsh. I have had the same NG since I got my birds and highly recommend it. If you have any questions, feel free to PM me. I just don't want to thread jack [​IMG] Here is the link for you to check it out... http://www.niteguard.com/
     
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  9. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Maine, USA
    So how did things go last night with project "Coon Elimination"? [​IMG] I hope you managed get a few of the buggers.
     

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