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THE NERVE

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by scooter147, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My run is completely covered with bird netting. Yesterday morning I found raccoon poop on top of my netting. I guess it was his way of telling me he was ticked my coop is like Fort Knox.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    If it is truly plastic bird netting he was just warning you that he's there. Anything plastic isn't Fort Knox. A raccoon can shred chicken wire and cheap Chinese welded wire.

    The NERVE, is when they break into your basement and eat 10 chicks in the brooder like they did at my house this year. In all, I've lost 22 chickens to coons this year.
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2013
  3. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I meant the actual chicken house. Sorry wasn't very clear on that.

    The netting is just plastic. I suspect he was looking for a way into the house but he was foiled again.
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    If I walk out at dusk, coons are descending trees onto the coops in droves.
    If I'm not home to lock up by dusk, I lose birds.
     
  5. MelissaTXRn

    MelissaTXRn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get a gun and start shooting!
     
  6. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get a Great Pyrenees. No more coons.
     
  7. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I'm in the burbs and the neighbors would be a little upset if I started shooting during the night.
    They moved here from the city to escape the nightly shooting.
     
  8. hen madame

    hen madame Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]....Oh, wait a minute that is funny...pretty tragic really
     
  9. hen madame

    hen madame Out Of The Brooder

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    I meant ISN'T funny
     
  10. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    The morning news is about all the overnight murders. This morning a city resident on the news said there are so many shots during the night she thinks she's back in Iraq.
     

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