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  1. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    WISDOM & MORALITY All the controversy over "wisdom & morality" is a deliberate smoke screen by predators, seeking to prosper at the expense of their prey. There really is no "gray area" in morality. It's very simple : all morality starts with survival. Dead things have no morality. The next...
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    As if 2020 wasn't bad enough, there's a new Asian threat in town, especially if you have bee colonies, or rely on bees for pollinating your crops. Sorry to bring the bad news, but the "murder hornets" have been discovered in several locations in Whatcom county, WA and in several locations in...
  3. General Discussion
    https://cbs6albany.com/news/nation-world/authorities-warn-of-15-dangerous-apps-that-could-be-on-your-childs-phone ***Authorities are warning parents about 15 apps that could be on your child's phone or tablet and the dangers that come with them. The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office recently...
  4. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I was watching a video with Joel Salatin, last night, and he mentioned something about using geese for "areal predator protection". Has anyone tried this? Does it really stop hawks from killing chickens?
  5. Hunting and Trapping General Discussion
    To take care of the coyote problem I got an Extreme Dimension EDMR302 remote control call and a Mojo Outdoors Critter Decoy. In the past year I have easily lost close to a dozen and a half chickens to a coyote. It would be easy to put out some foothold traps, but what about my dogs getting...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Shortly after I moved to the farm 2 years ago a coyote started picking off my chickens. He was able to steal 3 or 4 before I spotted him but was unable to get a shot off. The coyote wised up and took a break for a little bit. The recently he started coming back and stole several chickens. In...
  7. Hunting and Trapping General Discussion
    What is the best 223/5.56mm bullet weight for coyotes? Lets say 100 - 150 yards for the longest shot. I have a couple of coyotes that have been killing my chickens. They have gotten brave and have been seen during the middle of the day. After deer season ends in january I plan on doing some...
  8. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Two of my 4 month Barred Rock pullets have been getting out of the yard. One came up missing a couple of days ago. There were some feathers outside the chicken yard and nothing else. This evening my wife found this one outside the yard.
  9. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I went outside today and saw a Red-tailed hawk lusting over my laying hens. We got 6' woven wire around them with 4' of chicken wire inside of that with chicken wire completely laced in on the bottom to discourage the weasels. We have deer netting over top of them but we are gonna replace it...
  10. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I am having issues with hawks & our chickens. They keep stealing our chickens. I have shot a few but every month or so a new one shows up & makes off with a chicken or three before I can catch them in the act & put some shot in them. Does anyone have a more viable solution to dealing with these...
  11. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    When my wife and I moved to the farm in august 2013, we arrived with 13 hens. The hens were a little over a year and a half old. Those 13 hens were laying around 9 – 10 eggs a day. With that 9 – 10 eggs a day I tried to estimate how many chickens and eggs my family would need during a long...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Last night the dogs were barking at something towards a creek that runs near our house. What is strange, they were not charging whatever it was. Usually the dogs charge a strange animal. The dogs were not having any of whatever it was. Only when I went outside with a flashlight and rifle...
  13. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Out of respect for the chicken I am not posting any pictures of the body. I know it is just a chicken, but all life should be respected. In the past 2 weeks my wife and I have lost 3 chickens. Overall we have lost something like 5 or 6 chickens. 1 Speckled Sussex about a year and a half old 1...
  14. Military Weapons Forum
    My brother has 10 acres fenced off with cattle, goats and a horse. Coyotes have moved into the woods behind his house and are getting too close to his livestock. Right now my brother is using a bolt action 308 which he has used to take down several coyotes. He wants to replace that 308 with...
  15. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I killed two chicken snakes last weekend. One was only about 2 feet long, the other one was 6 feet long. That 6 feet is with a tape measure and not estimated. I first spotted the larger chicken snake on top of the rabbit hutch monday morning of memorial day. Before I could get the snake it...
  16. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Months ago I had a problem with several raccoons. I trapped them and I haven't had a problem with them since. I haven't seen a raccoon, fox, or coyote near my chickens since. I've heard some in the field right behind me, and in the fields in front of me. But they don't seem to come close...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    This is, perhaps, the best article I've read about procuring your own meat post-SHTF. The author goes into a brief overview of each of the critters he raises, their output and his thoughts on what would be required to sustain them without outside resources. It's a short article, approx 5-10...
  18. Books, Movies & Stories
    I watched the new Predator movie again tonight and thought about the film's premise of being taken and dropped with one's everyday carry, the gear on you, as were the film's characters...into a survival circumstance. Although several characters were military and their equipment was obvious....I...
  19. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    After reading about weasels being a problem, I thought it would be interesting to list predators that have killed our poultry. Here's my list in decending order. 1. Dogs, both feral and neighbors=10+chickens killed 2. Racoons,5+chickens killed 3. Hawk, a sharp-shinned, one chicken killed 4...
  20. Hunting and Trapping General Discussion
    I've been living in Virginia for the past few months and have returned to one of my old pastimes...coyote hunting. Now, let me give you the lay of the land. I'm hunting in steep, hilly Appalachia, and although there is plenty of open space, the land is definitely not flat, and heavy woods are...
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