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Posted March 27, 2015 - 07:35 PM

We have been helping our little backyard friends out this winter, by feeding a little corn. They sure like it.

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Posted March 27, 2015 - 07:36 PM

some cold days they would eat 4-5 ears of corn each day.
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Posted March 27, 2015 - 07:47 PM

  they are cute and cuddly but be careful, they will get comfy and move in. before you know it they are living in the attic and chewing your wires.  when I was a kid mom fed them by hand and after a year or so they would come rite in the kitchen, when the weather snapped cold they moved rite in to the attic for the winter, the landlord had a poo fit and made mom stop feeding them.


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Posted March 27, 2015 - 07:58 PM

Are you fattening them up for the kill? Good eating by some folks standards.
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Posted March 27, 2015 - 09:00 PM

my kids love to watch them......
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Posted March 27, 2015 - 09:07 PM

I bought a 100# of corn two years ago. They ate it up in one summer!!  I just feed the birds now.    Both are fun to watch though.                             Roger



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Posted March 27, 2015 - 09:17 PM

They take one bite out of my tomatoes and move to the next one. I turned my boys loose on them during hunting season and turned them into dumplings.
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Posted March 27, 2015 - 10:02 PM

They take one bite out of my tomatoes and move to the next one. I turned my boys loose on them during hunting season and turned them into dumplings.


Did they taste like chicken?

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Posted March 27, 2015 - 10:05 PM

I have had no issues of them bothering anything in the garden or chewing holes in my shed or attic to get in. If they start to get nosy I will declare war.

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Posted March 27, 2015 - 10:30 PM

Sure makes it easier to get them when squirrel season comes in..


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Posted March 27, 2015 - 10:36 PM

Did they taste like chicken?


They tasted like revenge! A little sweet.

Around my place things tend to die of lead poisoning. The best thing I got my boys were Gamo pellet guns. Nice and quiet so the neighbors don't get in an uproar. Mepps will buy tails from you or trade you spinners at twice the buy rate. Save them up and send them a hundred at a time.

They breed two times during the spring and summer and get out of hand fast. I showed all of the neighbor boys how to dress them and told them come over and shoot all they want. Just make sure they dress them.
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Posted March 28, 2015 - 06:24 AM

They tasted like revenge! A little sweet.
Around my place things tend to die of lead poisoning. The best thing I got my boys were Gamo pellet guns. Nice and quiet so the neighbors don't get in an uproar. Mepps will buy tails from you or trade you spinners at twice the buy rate. Save them up and send them a hundred at a time.
They breed two times during the spring and summer and get out of hand fast. I showed all of the neighbor boys how to dress them and told them come over and shoot all they want. Just make sure they dress them.




You have to be ready to go to plan B if necessary.

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Posted March 28, 2015 - 07:38 AM

We never had gray squirrels up here until 5 years ago and no racoons either. But now that they are here it just adds a little variety to the food chain...I am sure lynx like squirrel.,,and puppys.

 



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Posted March 28, 2015 - 08:31 AM

I build my feeders about a foot off the ground. Combination bird, squirrel and cat feeder.



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Posted March 28, 2015 - 08:40 AM

I have had no issues of them bothering anything in the garden or chewing holes in my shed or attic to get in. If they start to get nosy I will declare war.

Rats with nice looking tails.  Seriously they are rodents, will multiply, and can cause expensive damage.


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