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#46 shorty ONLINE  

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Posted November 01, 2013 - 08:06 PM

At home we used the 44 revolver with bird shot. Sure echoed a bit in the barn. :smilewink:


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Posted November 01, 2013 - 08:49 PM

I use shot in the 38 works perfect. And is even a non lethal way to discourage larger things



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Posted November 02, 2013 - 07:45 PM

Guys, it might be best if we get back on the topic at hand on Tahoe's chickens. We have probably explored all the best options for getting the culprit to the front of the line at the Possum Pearly Gates.

Marty, Glad you got him. Hoping that's the only one.
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Posted November 07, 2013 - 10:37 AM

Welp, the guinea experiment is over, lost my rooster overnight. He was roosting outside on the fence last night, couldn't get him in. Came over to feed this morning, couldn't find him, then saw a big pile of feathers on up the hill toward the house. He can fly up 6-8 feet so I'm thinking it was another feather fowl that got him....that big ole owl as they hunt at night. He could've flown away from another possum or raccoon or at least fought them good, he was mean!

Oh well, as long as chickens are good now, I won't worry about it. I'll put some fencing over the dog kennel panels this weekend and call it a day. Probably should've done it a while back and would've kept guineas inside pen.


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Posted November 07, 2013 - 11:18 AM

We put fencing over one side of the chicken pen and an old trampoline tarp over the other. It keep any flying predators out. Steph did go out one night and find a coon on top of the fenced side though. It got stuck in the fencing. Before I could get out there it escaped.


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