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Raccoon got my Broody Opal!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by stormylady, May 16, 2011.

  1. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
    Illinois
    :\\Users\\mom\\Desktop\\chicken pics\\Photo-0069.jpg This is my Opal, OrpingtonxCochin 2 yrs old and a great layer and first time mommy to be cut down by a Raccoon last night!The fight is ON!!!!!
    Tomarrow I will be heading to the feed store to get a trap and not sure what how Im going to handle the situation but I garantee that it won't kill another of my chicken!! At firs[​IMG]t I was bawly and depressed now I'm just plain ticked![​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2011
  2. crazy huhn

    crazy huhn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry to hear that.

    Good luck for a sweet revenge.
     
  3. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry for your lose [​IMG] Live traps for Coons work well available at farm & fleet type stores. They really like Tuna, canned cat food etc but, lock up your pets so, you don't catch the wrong animal. I wouldn't assume you have just one so, keep setting trap nightly. Good Luck [​IMG]
     
  4. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
    Illinois
    I got one of em and here she is I caught her with peanut butter and Jelly Sandwiches https://www.backyardchickens.com/fo...s.com/forum/uploads/20212_photo-0136.jpg[/img][​IMG]
    Unfortunately last night as I sat out in the car with the lights on here come a big ole boy and since I only had one cage I didn't have one set up for it so I just locked the girls up tight and chased him off for the night . IM going to have to go get a spare cage now just in case!
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    Last edited: May 20, 2011
  5. good ole boy

    good ole boy Out Of The Brooder

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    sorry to hear about your loss. i recommend you catch and dispose of the critters, if you relocate them they only become someone elses problem. i know as well as you it is hard to raise animals just to let other pest come and kill them, not to mention it gets expensive fast. good luck and happy hunting
     
  6. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
    Illinois
    Well first one disposed of, second one hopefully will be in the trap tonight! The female I caught the other night was a nursing female so I feel bad but I couldn't let her go , and didn't know where to find her babies, but maybe its better this way than them growing up around here and getting shot. The male (I'm assuming male) because It was huge about 3 or 4 times her size. Hope he fits in the trap. It looked like a flippin' mini bear coming up over the hill in the back yard, I had no Idea that they could even get that big! Well let ya all know if I catch another. Im sure I will , I have noticed that they don't normally come to get in my coop til around 2am, why he was here last night around 9:30 pm is kinda a mystery, maybe he got drawn out because of the female in the trap????? Hmm .
     

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