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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Coock-Ol-Doodle-Doo, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. Coock-Ol-Doodle-Doo

    Coock-Ol-Doodle-Doo Out Of The Brooder

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    Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![​IMG]

    I just finished the chickens new coop it's baced on the two story coop on in the coop desin page.It great!!! I lite and strong but the only problem is...nasty raccons.Not just one,not two but three evil racoons.I live in florida and we have only seen one raskel and it was small.The coop is that it is tall not long and yesterday my neobor saw the band of bandits trying to tip it over.Any ideas? please reply:)


    thank you
     
  2. nccatnip

    nccatnip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SSS
     
  3. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get some rebar and drive it into the ground near the walls, screw in a couple eyebolts and tie that sucker down!
     
  4. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

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    I agree!​
     
  5. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you shut them in at night to add to the security?
     
  6. marcuscarr

    marcuscarr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I assume you are in city limits.

    Get a 1000fps, scoped pellet gun and shoot the little bastards in the head. Quiet, quick and powerful enough to get the job done. In fact, it is quite enough that you may be able to just shoot them one after another.
     
  7. chickenranchwife

    chickenranchwife Chillin' With My Peeps

    Brace it up with some 2 x 4's on the sides. They shouldn't be able to tip it then.

    Trap them little buggars.
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2008
  8. bunch-a-chickens

    bunch-a-chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i agree with marcuscarr. i like the .22 better, but I guess that wont work were you live.
     
  9. marcuscarr

    marcuscarr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would go .22 also, except for the firearm discharge laws that apply within city limits.

    If you hit the coon in the body with a 1000fps pellet gun, it would probably run off and die later of internal bleeding. A .22 would more likely create enough shock to kill it where it stands. If you can head-shot it, use either one and it would be more humane.
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2008
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I would strap your coop down using aircraft cable and eye bolts stuck deep in the ground. What I have in my mind's eye right now is the way a mobile home is strapped down; like my Dad's Florida mobile home is. That and locking your chickens up at night. Good luck!
     

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