Why Does The Bad Stuff Always Happen To Me??????????????????

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by M To The Maxx, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    Hey guys haven't been on for a few days because I've been busy. For the last 2 months we have had predators! It is pissing me OFF! We have had half of our chickens killed by predators. Including my most favorite rooster Bucky. We have seen coyotes, coons, and opossums. Dont know who the main killer has been but I dont care. I close the door every night but they find a way to get in. 1 morning i came out and the latch was broken off and the door was open' I've had enough. My brother got his first deer about a week ago so I told hi to stand by with his .22!
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2010
  2. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    Where there is a pattern of successful predator attacks there is most certainly a pattern of opportunity for those predators.
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Describe your setup. How heavy duty is your latch? Are the predators also digging under or climbing over or breaking through the walls? Or is it only through the doors?

    If you lay a heavy coating of flour all around, you should be able to see tracks, which will help youfigure out what you are dealing with (realize though, that there could be more than one kind of predator).
     
  4. moetrout

    moetrout Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got rid of a couple of ferrel barn cats right after thanksgiving. I just threw out the turkey carcass and kept the .22 near a window that gave me the best vantage point. So put something out there to get them right where you want them.
     
  5. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Sorry for your losses Maxx. Happy hunting.
     
  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Sorry Maxx

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  7. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe in Fla. legally you are limited to cage traps and snares snares work well for yotes cages work good for coons and posums
     

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