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suprised coon

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by panner123, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. panner123

    panner123 Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    Just before dark tonight my dogs were going crazy. Nothing would calm them, so I when out to check on the chickens. Their coop is wide open so they can come and go as they want. This year I added a pair of sheep to their yard. As I came around the corner of the house, I saw a coon entering the coop. It must have scared the sheep, for I could hear them getting up and out came the coon with the sheep right after it. This was better than watching TV. The coon headed for the outer fence and the sheep went for the blackberry patch. Took me 3 hours to get the sheep back in the coop. They probably would have gone back in on their own, but I wanted them there if the coon came back. Time to put the electric fence back in service. Now we all know what to do to keep a coon out of the coop.

  2. gsim

    gsim Songster

    Jun 18, 2009
    East Tennessee
    So do you keep chooks with your sheep?
  3. la dee da

    la dee da Songster

    Dec 18, 2008
  4. TarzantheChickenMan

    TarzantheChickenMan Songster

    Oct 1, 2009
    Guthrie, MN
    that reminds me of the coon that tried to eat my pigs feed when i was kid
    coon went in the pig shed to eat the feed needless to say that was the only time that it did that cause the pig bit the coon and killed it
    dead coon in the corner of the shed in the morning
  5. todd walker

    todd walker In the Brooder

    Nov 28, 2009
    E TX,Mabank
    attack sheep,priceless...[​IMG]
  6. Ibicella

    Ibicella Songster

    Nov 13, 2009
    Everett, WA
    ROTFL! You need a "Beware of Sheep" sign now![​IMG]:
  7. proudmama88

    proudmama88 In the Brooder

    Apr 9, 2009
    Central Kentucky
    Good guard sheep you have there! [​IMG]

  8. panner123

    panner123 Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    Quote:All my critters sleep where ever they want most of the time. Sometimes the cats and dogs sleep in there too. The only time I seperate them is when I am breeding. Then certian hens go with certian roos. The rest of the critters are field breed. They are for eating or working so it doesn't matter which one gets what one.
  9. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] That does sound hilarious too!

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