Raccoon Problem

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by gamelife, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. gamelife

    gamelife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any tips or tricks to get rid of these coons? They got a hold of my sons pet rooster. The roo was in a pen
    and they managed to pull his wing through the wire and eat it to the bone. It was awful and sad, I had to put the bird down. I since then made my pens coon proof but they still terrify the chickens at night.
    Those pests need to go.
    Any advice?
     
  2. workinnanie

    workinnanie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We live trap and relocate but haven't had a problem since my hh(handy hubby) put a green snow fence in the woods surrounding out property!
     
  3. mominoz

    mominoz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Coons are "little bears" and have all night to work, often in groups. Hotwire ,one near ground, one near top of fence will do the trick. Or a bullet.......... they will keep coming back for more "meals" and will bring friends and family. They can carry rabies.... Smart, nasty predators.
     
  4. Black Cochin Bantams

    Black Cochin Bantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Many coons can be caught quite easily in a strong live trap. That way you don't have to stay up all night. I bait mine with dry cat food. Sometimes catch a cat but just turn it loose no worse for wear.
     
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Hey, they got a free meal [​IMG]
     
  6. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just googled coon trapping there was a tips and tricks link that looked pretty good
     
  7. workinnanie

    workinnanie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I always thought coons were so cute.....until we live trapped a few. They are really mean! Careful!
     

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