The Raccoon & New Chix

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Last week at 11p a raccoon got into the run and killed my banty rooster and injured 2 hens. I had to dispatch the hens. I been putting the chickens in the coop before dark. Last night I heard the chickens in the coop having a fit, the coon was running around the coop.... "BANG" went the 12g and no more coon.

I do have some copper marans, and few others in the brooder down in basement.

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Hmm.....I'm sure with a quick google search you can come up with a recipe for 'coon! Great job protecting the cluckers.

Jim
 
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I feel bad for the chickens that got hurt/killed. The coon got what they deserved! Nice work.

Dave
 
Last week at 11p a raccoon got into the run and killed my banty rooster and injured 2 hens. I had to dispatch the hens. I been putting the chickens in the coop before dark. Last night I heard the chickens in the coop having a fit, the coon was running around the coop.... "BANG" went the 12g and no more coon.

I do have some copper marans, and few others in the brooder down in basement.

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should have been last week, you could have entered coon stew!
 
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Next question is...did you figure out how the coon got into the coop? Got a idea on how to fix it?
Dug in under the run, took the chickens that were roosting on the bar inside the run. 6 bags of redi crete to put in under the lower run bars.

I have till the 29th to harvest coon, but being on my property its year round.
 
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Awhile back my little barn cat had a racoon treed up on the post of our front deck. Coon up top clinging for dear life, cat at the bottom without a care in the world. Cat ran him off to the ditch and we haven't seen that racoon since. Lol 😂
 
I ate a few coon before I became a trapper and skinned a few hundred a year…more than half have worms like bing in their joints - no more smoked coon for me lol Those duke traps work great for coon that Doug suggested - but I’ve caught plenty of skunks and possums in them too.
Good luck
Timber
 
Those duke traps work great for coon that Doug suggested - but I’ve caught plenty of skunks and possums in them too.
I wouldn't be opposed to catching either of those, too, but getting a now dead skunk out of it might not be much fun at all.
 
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