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Thread: breaking hogs from killing chickens.

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    breaking hogs from killing chickens.

    Something on another thread reminded me of this.

    I know of three different ways that supposedly worked.

    When my dad was young and still on the farm, they had a boar that would kill every chicken that got in his pen.
    He caught a big old owl with a broken wing and threw it in the pen with the old boar., he just did it, he wasn't thinking it would cure the boar from killing chickens. He claimed that hog was still sqealing at 2 in the morning because that owl had latched on to it's nose with both feet. lol
    He claimed it would run to the other side of the pen when a chicken got in it's pen after that.

    I heard (didn't see) of a farmer that slit his hogs eyelids, so that they were on the bottom of their eyes, supposedly anytime they looked down at a chicken their nose was on the ground, so they couldn't catch them.

    This one I did verify.
    My wifes grand dad hung a dead chicken up by a live 110 volt wire in the hog pen for a couple of days. After that when they fed the hogs, all the chickens would jump in and eat their fill, while the hogs stayed up against the other side of the pen, waiting for the last chicken to leave before they would eat.lol

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    Hogs are no dumber, or smarter than their masters.
    Missing the target is not the worst thing you can do.
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    Raised a lots of hogs, but never heard of a hog master. lol

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    Hogs will eat you,if given the opportunity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starmac View Post
    He caught a big old owl with a broken wing and threw it in the pen with the old boar., he just did it,

    I heard (didn't see) of a farmer that slit his hogs eyelids, so that they were on the bottom of their eyes,
    The electricity idea sounds fair enough, although electric fence voltage might be better. But there are a couple of farmers who deserve to have an owl on their noses or eyelids slit.

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    If your hogs eat your chickens turn them into ham and bacon.
    Problem solved.

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    A .22 short between the eyes and about an inch high usually works. Have the scalding box ready.

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    I wouldn't want to be the guy who messed with an injured owl. If it didn't tear you limb from limb (which it probably would), they are protected on all kinds of levels and the feds would have you paying fines for the rest of your life.

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    shoot the **** hog
    Hit em'hard
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    richdog66, the deal with the owl would have been in the late 40's, very early 50's at the latest, owls may have been protected then, but even if they were I doubt many farmers paid much attention to it.

    White eagle, most farmers that raise hogs, probably feel like the hogs are worth more than chickens. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by richhodg66 View Post
    I wouldn't want to be the guy who messed with an injured owl. If it didn't tear you limb from limb (which it probably would), they are protected on all kinds of levels and the feds would have you paying fines for the rest of your life.
    The Bald Eagle....I hear on the news of them being shot all the time here in Tennessee. Never hear of anyone being prosecuted. Ought to have their test tickles cut off.
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    Hogs ate our chickens all the time when I was growing up. Dad didn't seem too worried about it.

    One thing he did do,and I cannot remember why. He fed them coal,(the hogs,not the chickens).
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    HOGS AND COAL??? HAHAHAHAHAhahahahahaha
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    When I returned my girls (donkeys) were nose down in the charcoal bag munching black treats.
    The expressions when I asked 'em WHAT THE HECK???? were priceless... black dusty muffs, outstretched black crusty lips and GRUNGE dental work, all wrapped in a WHAAAT? Who, Me? expression...
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    If you have a hawg . . . and you, the owner, are the "master" . . . . when you kill the hog does that make you a "hamster"?

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    Well, I see you fellas have been having a grand ol' time with my previous post. To be truthful, I never really thought about the 'Hog Master' thing . . . .

    The point I was attempting to make, but apparently failed at, was there are many ways to keep the hogs and chickens separated.

    Perhaps this would be simpler?
    Missing the target is not the worst thing you can do.
    Not taking the shot is.

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    Animals eat charcoal and probably coal because it kills worms. When I would burn brush in the hog lot they would be crunching it up as soon as they could. White worms would fly.
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    We always used lye to worm the hogs, they might have prefferred charcoal.

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    I don't know about commercial charcoal but black charcoal from a campfire heals the runs and white ash fixes constipation.
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    After owls invaded my deer blind a few years ago it opened my mind to why people might not like them. We elected to leave them alone and let them leave when the little one was ready but OMG they’re foul nasty animals. These were big ‘uns, wingspan of about three feet and accordingly sized droppings. The entire floor of a 4x8 blind was covered with whatever they dropped and regurgitated. Prior to that I thought that they were pretty cool birds. Not so much any more.
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    Owls have always been the perfect SSS species.

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