Raccoons

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by hobbit1123, May 16, 2011.

  1. hobbit1123

    hobbit1123 New Egg

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    so this past weekend I went out to feed our chickens and raccoons had gotten to all 6 of them [​IMG] I know we shouldn't get attached but I did so I was so upset this whole weekend...DH and I are supposed to go sometime today to get new chickens and while I'm working he's going to fix the coop
     
  2. moetrout

    moetrout Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Start trapping! You more than likely don't have just one, but at least a few of them. I keep a trap set all summer long. So far three in 2 weeks along with another unwanted "guest". All dispatched. The trap hasn't been tripped in 2 weeks now so time to move it to another problem area.
     
  3. Noymira

    Noymira Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2, you'll want to reinforce and trap, they found the buffet and will be back...
     
  4. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    Just the name of the topic screams 'AHHH!' I hate raccoons
     
  5. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:a lot of times there are 3-4 most times 5-6 trap until they quit getting in the traps I set out as many as I can the first coupla nights then move them a little and try again for a coupla nights
     
  6. JoePa

    JoePa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Because of low fur prices there aren't as many trappers around anymore - and there is no one keeping the pedators in check - I keep a couple leg hold traps always set around the perimeter of my chicken coop - they are on guard duty day and night- usually an animal will walk around the coop looking for a way to get in - that's when they get caught - I then shoot them in the head with a .22 - coons are particularly bad - their front paws are almost like hands and they can do all kind of things with them -
     
  7. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:the same political reasons that caused the "fur boom" of the 70's is about to happen again difference is a lot of folks do not know how to trap now [​IMG]
     
  8. hobbit1123

    hobbit1123 New Egg

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    thanks guys...looks like I'm gonna have to go get some traps
     
  9. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. Surcooksalot

    Surcooksalot New Egg

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    Seriously. Leg hod traps?
     

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