skunks consider a predator

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by ashtray, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. ashtray

    ashtray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have skunks near by would they be consider a threat to chickens
     
  2. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

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    Yep and they really like eggs. I had one get in my duck pen and eat the eggs, didnt bother the ducks, but eat alot of their eggs and they were due to hatch in less then a week...............
     
  3. the_eagle69

    the_eagle69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes i belive so and to your nose.
     
  4. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    They are in the weasle family and we all know how weasles love their chciken and eggs!
    We have them here too.
    ELCETRIC FENCE! Works wonders and believ it or not you can always tell instantly when a skunk touched it! lol
    Aubrey
     
  5. ashtray

    ashtray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:my back yard is fenced in with chain link fence and those little stinking bastards still find a way in and spray my rott ... i feel bad when she gets sprayed ... she has to sleep in the shop until we can get her to the pet groomer...........plus my employees do not think much of a shop that smells like skunk lol
     
  6. ashtray

    ashtray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that would be a good idea if i did not have a dog ... she already got zapped by an electric fence before lol you would have thought someone was trying to cut her head off the way she was yelping

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  7. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Quote:my back yard is fenced in with chain link fence and those little stinking bastards still find a way in and spray my rott ... i feel bad when she gets sprayed ... she has to sleep in the shop until we can get her to the pet groomer...........plus my employees do not think much of a shop that smells like skunk lol

    Saw a half grown skunk go thru chain link fence, about 5 feet in front of me!!!!!!


    Yes they love eggs and chickens, but harder for them to get them off the roost.
     
  8. Boggy Bottom Bantams

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    ashtray,
    I have ol dogs too, they wond touch it but once or twice! LOL
    iT HAS A WAY OF TEACHING THEM QUICKLY.
    Aubrey
     
  9. ashtray

    ashtray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:lol my rott learned the first time , the wife and i would take her/ rott for a walk in a park next to a cattle field . the dog would always walk in front of us ....(yeah she is the boss ) lol anyways she got tangled in a electric fence and started yelping for a good 6-7 seconds until she got free lol... she hauled ass about 300 yards to the truck and sat by the pass side door and would not move until we let her in the truck lol .... to this day my rott still does not like that park
     
  10. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    LOL
    That's great.
    It usually only takes once!
    That's why I use them for preditors too
     

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