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DixieChick
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Does anyone know of anything that will keep mongoose away. They get my chicken eggs and try to get the baby chicks.

I have everything i can think of .......any ideas???

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Topic starter Posted : May 22, 2009 2:17 pm
SkysTheLimit
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Chicken wire coup??

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Posted : May 22, 2009 5:26 pm
DixieChick
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Done chicken wire coup and they slip through so easy. they steal the eggs. have tried using golf balls.....they take them. And have coated an egg with hot hot hot sauce. they love it.

HELP!!!!!!

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Topic starter Posted : May 22, 2009 6:59 pm
islandtyme
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Rat Traps!

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Posted : May 22, 2009 7:56 pm
Betty
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You need to bury the wire about 6 inches to a foot down or put down a lot of tent stakes to secure it. After a year or so they make the ground so soft with all their pecking you need to go down at least that deep. Use the real chicken wire the one with only the half inch squares. Luckily we don't have hawks, foxes or snakes here. I grew up having to take care of cows, chickens, horses, etc.. It can be hard to keep those chickens alive.

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Posted : May 22, 2009 8:22 pm
dntw8up
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Just curious, is all this hassle because you want eggs and/or chickens fresher than those at the grocery store?

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Posted : May 22, 2009 8:58 pm
Yearasta
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You are in for a battle...I remember losing so many chicks to mongoose....Get the chicken wire with the small holes and double it....some of them seemed to get in the small holes....so we doubled it which made the holes smaller....also tie a dog by your coop....good luck!

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Posted : May 22, 2009 10:27 pm
AllMashUp
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Get a dog?

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Posted : May 22, 2009 10:30 pm
STXResident
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Don't tie the dog but just having a few works, they love to chase mongoose.

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Posted : May 23, 2009 10:11 am
SkysTheLimit
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A terrier or terrier mix would most likely chase them off. Ours catches rats better than the cats.

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Posted : May 23, 2009 11:06 am
Betty
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I would never tie a dog up all day just for chickens. That's cruel.

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Posted : May 23, 2009 12:29 pm
STXResident
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A dog should not be tied up all day for anything; it's cruel and stupid.

Why have a dog if you are going to tie it?

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Posted : May 23, 2009 1:23 pm
AllMashUp
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Speaking of which how can someone get a copy of the cruelty to animals law?

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Posted : May 23, 2009 10:01 pm
STXResident
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St Croix Animal Welfare Center or I would hope any Vet.

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Posted : May 23, 2009 10:25 pm
Trade
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Here's a Cliff Notes version:

http://www.caribbeannetnews.com/2005/05/10/have.shtml

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Posted : May 23, 2009 11:19 pm
SkysTheLimit
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I would never tie a dog.
My dogs have full run of the fenced property including in the house which is always wide open.
I don't have chickens but if I did the dogs would have fun if mongoose came around. MMMMMM Tastes like chicken!

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Posted : May 24, 2009 3:27 pm
aschultz
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Sometimes the dog can be a problem for chickens.

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Posted : May 24, 2009 5:32 pm
DixieChick
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Want chickens for eggs and they eat centipedes.

Good advice. I have two dogs and would never ever think of tying them up for ANY reason.

The live animal trap could work. Good Idea!!!!!

And relocate those suckers.
Sure my dogs chase the mongoose but those darn things are so quick and sneaky.

Wonder if those sticky traps would work? KIDDING!!!! can't stand those things either. would have chickens sticking to them also.

Well thanks for adive. will have to get a red rider B.B. gun i guess.

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Topic starter Posted : May 27, 2009 12:41 pm
dougtamjj
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You can borrow hubbys paint ball gun Dixie.:@)

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Posted : May 27, 2009 12:58 pm
DixieChick
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Thanks dougtamii . lol couldn't you just see mongoose running around with pink (or any color) paint all over them.

Hey not a bad idea. Sounds like a plan.

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Topic starter Posted : May 27, 2009 3:36 pm
Mistah Pete
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Perhaps it's obvious, but...

Do the presence of mongooses (mongeese?) mean there are a lot of snakes on the islands? STT in particular.

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Posted : June 22, 2009 3:21 pm
jogetz
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"mongooses (mongeese?)"

Not "mongeese" but rather "mongoose dem".

And quite the opposite. The presence of them on St Croix means there are no snakes anymore there. They were brought in in the early 1800 to get rid of the snakes. That they did.

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Posted : June 22, 2009 3:33 pm
Mistah Pete
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I can see I have a lot to learn about the language...

I don't keep chickens, so I guess I don't need to worry about dem, no?

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Posted : June 22, 2009 3:46 pm
jogetz
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I am new to the nuances of Crucian language, also. In some ways it is quite ingenious.

No chickens? Then you should be OK.

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Posted : June 22, 2009 3:50 pm
DixieChick
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If mongoose kept the snakes away then why don't they keep the population of centipedes away? are they that picky about their diet?

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Topic starter Posted : June 22, 2009 6:31 pm
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