lost a chicken

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  1. .356luger

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    Then lost a predator... trail camera shows at least one more that needs to go to the wayside. Sweet potatoes and roasted raccoon anyone SOP is if you eat what I eat I'm going to eat you. IMG_6661.jpg
     
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    Cook him up and feed him to the birds. hehe They'll have those bones picked clean in no time.
     
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    Same problem here. Lost one last night. Traps are set by the coop right now
     
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    I am interested in pics of sweet potatoes and roasted raccoon, please.
     
  5. .356luger

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    It will be next week when I cook up the coon or maybe on the 4th. But I'll post some stuff up for ya.
     
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    Parboil him,Then place the coon in a baking dish,Place several bacon strips all around the coon,Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes,Then remove from oven and let it set for about 20 minutes before removing foil.I like to boil mine with a pinch of hot pepper before baking..Super delicious with a chunk of cornbread..
     
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    Just out of curiosity, is there any problem with trapping animals to prevent your animals dying? Like can't you trap 24/7
     
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  8. Wasp

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    Not where I live, shooting either.
     
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    Wasp We are GO for Sting! Supporter

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    Wonder if it'll taste like chicken? :)
     
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    I've lost a bunch of chickens to coons and weasels. The coons in my necks of the woods have worms.....gross
     
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    Not particularly it's not bad at all kind of like a gamey ish pot roast. The one I trapped had some signs of disease so he caught the golden bb and shovel treatment. I will get another one though and do a catch clean and cook on it.
     
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    I am not averse to hunting in the least, but I, thankfully haven't been that hungry.
     
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    We lose a few chickens every winter to raptors. We have a small yard but they just swoop in and land on them.
     
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    We got lucky with our chickens and never lost one to the Falcon family that lived on our property.
    Raccoons on the other hand...
     
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    I like breakfast burritos.
    Which take eggs to make...

    Full circle predation, wait until there isn't an egg for the sausage and peppers to be wrapped in a flour tortilla blanket with. Raccoon biscuits and gravy won't sound so bad.
     
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  16. Wasp

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    Trapped and shot many racoons for the same reason, never once considered eating them. I would in a SHTF situation but not otherwise.
     
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    We have lost a few chickens to raccoons but mostly to skunks. I have trapped 7 skunks and only one raccoon so far. I can't Stand the skunks and they must breed like crazy because they just keep coming back.
     
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    Well ..... Cook the coon, and then go fishin !
     
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    Try this. Once lost a chicken a day for two days, didn't even eat the whole thing. Day three my dog and I stayed up, saw a skunk and shot it. When I went to dispose of it I rolled it over and "it" was a she and she obviously had babies somewhere.
    Over the next four days I was catching babies with a fishing net, they were coming from underneath the chicken house I used for hatchlings. A lot of people would have drowned them but I fed them for two weeks until the rehabiltator came to pick them up, which will eventually let them into the wild again.
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    Same thing happened with racoons once.
     
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    Why do those stinky little things have to be so cute?!?!?!
     
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    Because they have to be cute to get the acting jobs in those made for TV animated animal movies. :13:
     
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    I practice SSS....shoot shovel and shut up......
    You know that for everyone you catch or shoot ...there are 10 more that aren't that stupid....
    So you are creating a tribe of "super coons" by taking out a weaker ones.
     
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    OOOH! Kitty!
     
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    Well in fairness they were probably the cutest baby animals I've ever seen up close.
     
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    I've shot 5 skunks & three raccoons off my property this year, still have all my chickens.
     
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    Lost one to a possum a about two months ago.
     
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    RAPTORS? I thought they were extinct or just on an island in Costa Rica. They could destroy an eco-system quick!
     
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    The OP reminds me of a joke ...

    Why did the chicken cross the Mobius strip?

    To get to the same side.
     
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    I've lost chickens to coyotes, skunks, bobcats and hawks. So far no loses to raccoons and I don't know why. Maybe the mountain lions keep the raccoon numbers very small. A bear was trying to pull the door off my chicken house one night and I scared him off. A couple of days later the game dept caught him in a live trap and took him somewhere else. Everything loves chicken meat. I now have an almost predator proof chicken house and pen, and the only time I lose anything is when I let them out to free range. They love free ranging, and get a lot of bugs, seeds, etc that way, but it's pretty dangerous. Now I always have my little blue heeler dog outside with the chickens when they are outside their pen. So far no loses since she's been on the job.

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    Really? Nothing?

    That's my favorite joke of all time.
     
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    I admit it. It did raise a grin. Then I remembered the animation of a guy walking a set of mobius stairs that started a continuous algorithm that I couldn't stop until I had to get up to pee.
     
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    @gila_dog, I love cattle dogs, and I love chickens. That's a charming photo!
     
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