Justice!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by JenifferHartman, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. JenifferHartman

    JenifferHartman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well we lost another chicken earlier (one of our meat birds). Havent had an attack in QUITE a while.. They free range and I was a little late getting them tucked in and something got to them. I got the rest of them cooped up and set my trap. My dog Dennis and I just went out to check it. Pup found a opossum snooping around the coop and it proceeded to "play opossum". I had Dennis stand guard and went to get my trusty shovel and popped him on the head a couple times, then threw his ugly mug in the creek for a nice middnight swim. Let this be a lesson to the rest of you mangy critters picking on my chickens. HA!!
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I lost a lot of chickens to coons this year. I trapped 4 and the last one I quartered and grilled. The chickens just love the taste of grilled coon.
    Now that's justice. [​IMG]
     
  3. JenifferHartman

    JenifferHartman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We've trapped 13 coons this year.. Cant say ive been brave enough to eat one. We live near a heavily wooded area with a creek that runs through the back of our property so they are subjected to all kinds of predators. We lost 5 when we started out with them this year. 6 total. We haven't had much of a problem since we bumped up security. Not too bad for the 25 birds we started with.
     
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  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Sometimes I have as many as 100 both free range and pens in 5 or more flocks.
    I lost a record 25 birds this year, 3 to the neighbors' dogs yesterday and the rest to coons.
    I would eat the coons if I lived in the country but I'm in the 'burbs and I'm sure they are eating some pretty disturbing things like garbage. I have a big open pit so I just grilled it up for the chickens to eat. Payback is you know what.
     
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  5. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    I have trapped possums and cooked them in an old crock pot that I use for cooking animal food.

    I let them fast for 24 hours, let them out of the cage, apply a shovel to the head, throw them into the crock pot and 6 hours later serve dinner to the hens. :)

    I am considering doing this to some squirrels that are dining in my chicken house daily.
     

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