Killer Coon HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by molly, May 25, 2012.

  1. molly

    molly In the Brooder

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    In the last two weeks I've lost a rooster to a coon. My two ducks to a weasel and last night my six chicks were eaten by something that chewed a hole through their house to get too them. We've had the coon crawling all over our coop and they are chewing their way in. Does anyone have any ideas before I loose any more ? Tonight I'm putting my chickens in a dog carrier to protect them.
     
  2. darkfox907

    darkfox907 In the Brooder

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    A guard dog perhaps?
     
  3. haff

    haff In the Brooder

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    A night scope and something that goes bang perhaps.
     
  4. hiwasseenursery

    hiwasseenursery In the Brooder

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    Trap and dispose. Then trap again and again. They are fixated on your birds and will have to be dealt with. Then consider electric fencing/netting.
     
  5. 7L Farm

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    Sounds like your using chicken wire. Gotta have a safe coop. You can get a live trap & trap the predator then one bullet in the head works. Then take the carcass aways from your coop to dispose of it. I suggest half inch hardware cloth to secure the coop.
     

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