Starting Over

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by ketcham, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. ketcham

    ketcham Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone got into the coop and got my chickens while I was gone over the weekend.I have shot 5 coons in the last week,so I'm guessing it was one.Now I have to start all over.RATS!!!!!! Kevin ps 6 hens 2 roosters and they were just getting close to start laying.
     
  2. ladyride

    ladyride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] sorry for your loss
     
  3. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats terrible. Before you start over fixs the coop so no predators can get in. Good luck!!!
     
  4. Redcatcher

    Redcatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know the feeling and empathize. Luckily, I was always left with enough eggs to start over with the same stock. But you just get attached to the ones that you have (beyond the money and time invested) and there is no replacing them.
     
  5. NanaLantana

    NanaLantana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Man, I HATE it when that happens. Well, start over you must. But like mentioned before, do a re-make on the coop so nothing can get in. Don't invite a 'next time' for those wretched coons. [​IMG]
     
  6. stcroixusvi

    stcroixusvi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so sorry for your loss. Would you mind telling me where your coop was the weakest? We just finished our run and, although we think we have it lock-tight, I worry that we are forgetting something.
     
  7. ketcham

    ketcham Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicken coop is 18 inches off the ground,had some chicken wire 3ft higher up the walls to let air in.They climbed in there----USE HEAVY GUAGE WIRE EVERYWHERE!!!Kevin
     

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