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I am a 42 year old woman that is about as happy and content as one person can be. My husband of 21 years and our 15 year old daughter live on five and a half acres out in the country. We moved from the city four years ago and never looked back. I homeschool our daughter. We also love our animals. Our daughter has a miniature horse and two rabbits. We also have a border collie, two cats (again), two pot belly pigs, four peafowl, three emus, 2 llamas and an undetermined number of chickens, lets just say ohhh about 200. I have many breeds, from layers to fancy chickens. I love poultry shows, I love fowl in general as I have come to find out through having more than just chickens. Chickens will always be my first love though. I do show some of my birds occasionally.

Friday, February 29, 2008

You Have To Be Smarter Than What Your Dealing With


Thanks to Judys Jems for the graphics today.

For anyone that is wondering..we have decided not to get the NiteGuards. I just dont think it will last...the predators will figure it out eventually.




Ian says I am giving the predators more credit than I should that they have caught on to the recipe in the pans gig.

I am not so sure. With the pans out...they still found that penciled rock and took her instead of the easy meal.

Now comes the part of being smarter than what you are dealing with.

I had one dead chicken...hollowed out, with no head. I got to thinking...they want chicken...okay, lets give them chicken.

I stuffed that birds hollow inside FULL of the recipe...laid it out at dark by the back of the fence where they are coming and going. Laid out the pans anyway.

After putting up the birds of course.

Then we went to Walmart..got our groceries and our gun.

We got back, put up groceries, put the gun together...Ian showing me how to load and unload, how to hold it proper..

Then he needed to get on to bed. I put on my coat and shoes and went out with the flashlight to see if my predators had taken away the stuffed chicken body.

OH YES...it was gone, they had taken it back to their den...GOOOOD...let them all have some.



In a little while I have to run a few errands...on my trip out I am going to pick up some of those little cornish hens...and stuff one...put it out tonight...yes, let them come. Got to be smarter than what your dealing with.


mumma4evr said...

I am sure you will have them beat!!!

wwfbison said...

You are doing a good job at outsmarting them and keeping your birds safe.

ally123130585918 said...

Kelly I know you are smarter than those predators ~ I am sure you will win in the end ~ Ally x

nelishianatl said...

This is so smart.  I was going to say go buy yourself some chickens and stuff them with the poison.  It works.  I can't wait until this all stops for you.  Enough already!


myrdog said...

I really hope you can get rid of whatever is catching your chickens once and for all.

bojgill4375 said...

They sound too much like those sound things to keep out bugs. I put a couple in our garage and still see crickets and spiders! Sounds good. Janie