[Market-farming] raccoon strategies

pech pech9 at rocketmail.com
Mon Jul 2 08:44:03 EDT 2007


Just yesterday I had a opossum in my coop, He only ate one chicken and only ate the head. I know it was a opossum cause he was still in there in the morning when I let everyone out!


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From: Glen Eco Farm <glenecofarm at planetcomm.net>
To: Market Farming <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Sunday, July 1, 2007 11:51:52 PM
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] raccoon strategies


This is interesting.  Recently, on two different ocassions, Marlin found a 
headless chicken in a nestbox.  Our chicken house is on a wagon.  We stand 
on the wagon hitch to lift the flap and reach into the nest box to gather 
eggs.  In the one case he saw blood on the outside of the flap.  We have 
been trying to figure out if a fox could/would climb up and reach in.  (We 
know foxes are around and have eaten some chickens and a neighbor's duck 
outside of the electra-net fence.)  Could an owl, hawk, or weasel lift a 
plywood flap?
Christine Burkholder

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From: "Fellenz" <fellenz at fltg.net>
To: "Market Farming" <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2007 1:29 PM
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] raccoon strategies


> Are you sure you have raccoons and not weasels?  Weasels like to bite
> the heads off chickens and leave the rest behind.  They will also
> slaughter indiscriminately.
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> Andy
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