what can do this???

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by thesteven, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. thesteven

    thesteven Out Of The Brooder

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    so my baby keats and ameracanas, 6 i total were all ate last night. this the weird part, surrounding the whole bottom of the cage, was the big flat rocks, weighing about 30 lbs a piece. you know the big round smooth rock people use for landscaping. the for the wind i had some tarps around it. well somthing moved the rocks ripped the tarps and tore through the chicken wire, what can do that. I mean pulling the rocks out could be done by a animal who had some time. never seen a animal rip a tarp, but then breaking through the wire baffles me, isn't the reason we ue wire is to keep the predators out.. now we have seen everything on our prperty except a wolf, that includes a black bear. so what on earth could have ate my babies

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  2. Stingrayg4

    Stingrayg4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A raccoon is capable of doing all the things you describe. Chicken wire is for keeping chickens in, it won't keep a raccoon out. I'm pretty sure raccoons just use the chicken wire to floss their teeth after they eat.

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  3. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2 just let a coon get bigger then 25 pounds or so and you can't believe the damage they can do natives called them " little bear" for good reason when you put up hardware clothe it is a good idea to cover it with a 1 X 4 at the end of the cloth so they cannot get their claws behind the wire
     
  4. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

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    Two raccoons worked together to lift my brothers garage door to get to a bowl of dog food so they could easily have lifted the rocks. Chicken wire is easy to rip a part and a tarp too.
     
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  5. Jerseycoop

    Jerseycoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry for your loss [​IMG]
     
  6. thesteven

    thesteven Out Of The Brooder

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    did not know coons could do that, jeez, well traps will be set tonight, i have 2 dead babies they killed but did not eat.. could i use them as baid or do they like live. the worst part is that we have tried so &#$% hard to get baby keets, Monday we we were gonna move them over to the big cage with the adults.
     

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