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Killed a Coon this morning

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by doublejfarm, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. doublejfarm

    doublejfarm Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 6, 2011
    Modoc, SC
    I go up earlier than usual this morning and went to check on my birds before leaving home. This was at 2:00 am. When I got close to the coop I heard something running away from the coop ( other coons I guess) buy anyway there he was looking at my girls and looking at me, caught red handed. I quickly dispatched him with a stray t-post. And found how they were getting in. A hole in the wire no bigger than a softball where my PVC feeder used to be. I patched it and am hoping for the best. Do y'all think that they can eat through chicken wire? They are persistent.

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  2. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2010
    Congress, AZ
    My Coop
    Yes, I am pretty sure they can!! Glad you got the bugger. Nasty critters.
  3. silky_3699

    silky_3699 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2011
    My Own Realm!!!
    Quote:i live in austuralia but i have heard of how bad they can be for the poor ole' chooks. glad you got him.
  4. rebel-rousing-at-night

    rebel-rousing-at-night Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good thing you had a T-post handy.I keep shovels all over the place here.

    Glad you got it. [​IMG]
  5. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2010
    Anderson, Texas
    Yes, they will get through chicken wire.
  6. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    Someone once posted a picture of a havahart trap all tore up by a coon.The chicken wire would be nothing to them. I keep my trap set 24/7 and recently dispatched 2 more coons totaling 7 now!
  7. scottfarm

    scottfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2010
    yes they will go through chicken wire to get to your birds. yes i have seen big coons damage live traps. better keep watching they will be back for food. good luck
  8. doublejfarm

    doublejfarm Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 6, 2011
    Modoc, SC
    Its all I had on the fly... I plan to fix it better. Welded wire perhaps??
  9. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2011
    Milner, Georgia
    A haveahart trap won't work for me. When it comes to anything trying to get at my hens, I don't have a hart. But I do keep my .380 on my belt.

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