Chicken Coop Invader

Re: Chicken Coop Invader

PostBy: LsFarm On: Mon May 04, 2009 7:57 pm

Possums and Raccoons have an amazing 'homing instict' .. I took a raccoon 10 miles away, on the other side of several major roads and the Interstate.. The 'coon was back in 2 days.. I know it was the same coon, because I painted an orange bulls-eye on his butt before I set him loose.. The next time I used the bulls-eye for what it was intended.

Possums are NASTY !! I'd dispatch it and not loose a wink.

Greg L

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Re: Chicken Coop Invader

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon May 04, 2009 8:12 pm

LsFarm wrote:Possums are NASTY !! I'd dispatch it and not loose a wink.
Greg L
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I just got back. I did not have any takers for it, and my father-in-law is not around to make his famous "Possum Stew" (yuck :sick: ). I'm affraid it will bite my two kids or the dog, or the remaining chickens, so it went for a trip.
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Re: Chicken Coop Invader

PostBy: tvb On: Mon May 04, 2009 8:38 pm

DVC500_at_last wrote:
LsFarm wrote:Possums are NASTY !! I'd dispatch it and not loose a wink.
Greg L
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I just got back. I did not have any takers for it, and my father-in-law is not around to make his famous "Possum Stew" (yuck :sick: ). I'm affraid it will bite my two kids or the dog, or the remaining chickens, so it went for a trip.



Fess up neighbor - where'd you take it?
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Re: Chicken Coop Invader

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon May 04, 2009 8:45 pm

tvb wrote:Fess up neighbor - where'd you take it?


Walk softly, when you go out onto your deck. You never know what started living under it :woot: :D
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Re: Chicken Coop Invader

PostBy: tvb On: Mon May 04, 2009 8:58 pm

DVC500_at_last wrote:
tvb wrote:Fess up neighbor - where'd you take it?


Walk softly, when you go out onto your deck. You never know what started living under it :woot: :D


Gee, I always wanted a pet possum! :P
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Re: Chicken Coop Invader

PostBy: Dann757 On: Mon May 04, 2009 11:10 pm

I had a buddy that took an old steel wire milk crate and mounted a mouse trap on top. He rigged the trigger of the mouse trap to a trip lever inside the crate, where he put bait for critters. He had a 22 shell rigged up somehow to fire directly downward, when the mouse trap tripped, it would fire the bullet, with the hopes of a brain shot. He stopped using it because it would just shoot the critters noses off.
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Re: Chicken Coop Invader

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Tue May 05, 2009 1:23 am

IT"S NOT FROM THIS WORLD!

They're SPACE RATS from the planet Zenon :shock:

Warned ya 'bout them space rats and chickens, didn't I Chris?
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Re: Chicken Coop Invader

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue May 05, 2009 7:33 am

VigIIPeaBurner wrote:Warned ya 'bout them space rats and chickens, didn't I Chris?


Dave, That you did! :D Theres no telling how long this one had been visiting our chicken house, since they are nocturnal.
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Re: Chicken Coop Invader

PostBy: New Hope Engineer On: Thu May 07, 2009 10:14 am

Just keep it on your side of the river,we gots enough rodents over here!was greeted home the other morning by a big skunk. :sick:
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Re: Chicken Coop Invader

PostBy: samhill On: Thu May 07, 2009 10:50 am

Heck I was cutting the grass the other day & a bald eagle came down in a snatch & fly about 40ft in front of me, it had what looked to be a 3ft snake & it didn`t slow him a bit. Don`t know if they would try a chicken or not but I think it could.
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Re: Chicken Coop Invader

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu May 07, 2009 11:02 am

samhill wrote:Heck I was cutting the grass the other day & a bald eagle came down in a snatch & fly about 40ft in front of me, it had what looked to be a 3ft snake & it didn`t slow him a bit. Don`t know if they would try a chicken or not but I think it could.

We lost two chickens last month, to a hawk. I happen to look out the window to see him sitting on the second chicken in our yard, tearing the flesh off the back of the chicken's neck. That hawk didn't even move when I yelled out the window.
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Re: Chicken Coop Invader

PostBy: tvb On: Thu May 07, 2009 11:22 am

never mind - sending pm instead.
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Re: Chicken Coop Invader

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu May 07, 2009 11:26 am

I've heard that rattle snake tastes like scallops. Rumor has it if you order scallops in Texas....well.... if the grain goes in the wrong direction, well......
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Re: Chicken Coop Invader

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Thu May 07, 2009 11:51 am

DVC,

Be careful there bud. :secret: :shh:

Hawks are federally protected I believe. :nono: :whip:


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Re: Chicken Coop Invader

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Thu May 07, 2009 11:53 am

Rattlesnake ain't too bad. Possum stew on the other hand is......................well..................AWFUL :sick:
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