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March 10, 2016, 02:01:42 AM
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Peacerose

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I don't know what yet, but something attacked my buckeyes.  Two hens were killed.  One of them, the head was eaten.  It got in through a hole in the wire top.   grrrr

March 10, 2016, 09:08:24 AM
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LittleBit

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OH NO!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm sorry......I hate that!  soldier

March 10, 2016, 10:00:25 PM
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Peacerose

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More slaughter today.   os  It dug under the fence into the Olive Egger pen.   Its a small hole.  Maybe a coon or a fox could go through.  I don't think a cat would dig a hole like that.   soldier

March 11, 2016, 04:36:49 PM
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It's a COON!  My youngest son is living in the small trailer right next to the pens.  He looked out his window about 3 am and saw the coon.  He shot at it from his back door, but missed.  He called me right after and said that none of the olive eggers survived.

March 11, 2016, 06:34:38 PM
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LittleBit

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 hugs I'm so sorry Dawn!!!!!!!!!! Those were the ones Robby sent you, weren't they...............I hate coons......they knock the bird feeders down on the front porch, even pulling screens from window! But this is sooooooooo much worse...........

March 11, 2016, 11:24:07 PM
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We sure lost a lot of chickens real fast, but there is some good news.  I brought the surviving Buckeyes -- 2 hens and a rooster -- into the quail porch.  They are confused :o ???, but okay.  Bill is going to send me some buckeye eggs so the flock will continue. 

March 12, 2016, 02:24:01 PM
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Yay!!!!!!!!! I bet they were like this.... eek eek eek Bill's such a sweet man.....Go Bill!  cheers cheers cheers

March 12, 2016, 05:01:36 PM
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Here is the coon trap I like best if the coon is too smart for a live trap... It's dog proof and works great.... You can get them at TSC or the like too...

http://youtu.be/klAweWkDMk8


March 12, 2016, 10:01:58 PM
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Peacerose

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LOL  Just slap the cuffs on him!  I'm going to try this kind of trap. 

Bad coon, Bad coon. 
What you gonna do?
What you gonna do when I come for you . . .

March 29, 2016, 06:09:32 PM
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Dawn.....did ya'll get the coon?

March 30, 2016, 11:46:51 PM
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I haven't caught the coon yet.  The only birds outside now are the turkeys.  So I haven't been thinking about it much.  I have one of those havahart traps but haven't  put it to use yet.  Did a little research and it said to bait coons with marshmallows or canned cat food.

March 31, 2016, 12:30:41 PM
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Who in the world would have ever thought marshmallows?

June 08, 2016, 01:49:25 PM
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The perfect opportunity came up:  I happened to notice a coon eating layer pellets out where I feed the turkeys.  I'm pretty careful about not overfeeding, but the grasshoppers are out now, so food was left over.  I shot at it with the shot gun, but missed. (It was running.  Also, I am not a good shot.)  So 30  minutes later, it was pretty surprising to see two coons out there stuffing themselves.   eek

So yesterday, I set the table exactly the same.  And at the same time of night, the two coons were there again - one big and the other enormous.  Marshall shot and killed one.  The other got away.

I'm going to do the same thing again tonight.  Obviously, they're not smart.  I'm positive these are my chicken killers and perhaps the murderers of Rosemary.   /-----

June 08, 2016, 11:55:09 PM
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Second coon was killed tonight!   cheers 

June 14, 2016, 07:59:00 PM
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YAY!!!!!!!!!! NASTY THINGS!  hi5