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Keeping Chickens Safe From Predators While We’re Away

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

I need a way to keep our hens safe during those times when we’re not home before dark to lock them safely inside their coop.

An automatic chicken coop door automatically opens & closes at times I’ve programmed it to operate. Want to see the pros & cons of this automatic chicken coop door? Read on, dear friends.

Automatic chicken coop door from Run-Chicken helps keep hens safe from predators. #TexasHomesteader

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How To Easily & Safely Catch A Snake

by Texas Homesteader~ 
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Topic Warning: Snake Catching. Now before I begin, let me say that I realize not everyone sees snakes the same way we do. Some may be terrified of snakes and feel they all must die – friend or foe. If that’s you, I respect your feelings.

But for our home, I personally feel they’re an important part of our ecosystem. Especially living out in the country, they keep mice & rat populations in check. A venomous snake must go of course. But around here, non-venomous snakes are simply relocated away from our home.

But getting up close & personal with a snake – good or bad – can make ya nervous, you know?? So we needed a way to be able to catch snakes safely. For us and for them.

Many have asked about our snake capture method. So today I’ll be sharing how we easily catch and relocate beneficial snakes.

Easily capture and relocate a snake, but do it safely. We've found the 47" snake grabber to be the best tool to relocate snakes safely. #TexasHomesteader

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Eliminating Mosquitoes: What Worked & What Didn’t!

by Texas Homesteader ~ 
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I need a surefire way to eliminate mosquitoes. You really do have to be careful and protect yourselves against their nasty bites. I’ve tried all the sure-fire remedies but none worked. But I did find one thing that worked beautifully. Come see. I've tried all the remedies you read about, none worked. Then a friend told me about these Mosquito Eradicator baits. I'm amazed! Success at last! #TexasHomesteader

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Destructive Pests: Trapping Wild Hogs

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We have a wild hog problem here in NE Texas. Bad. So bad in fact that there’s no official ‘season’ for hunting them because they’re such an invasive, destructive nuisance.

Their sheer numbers are astonishing. They come through like a cloud, leaving nothing but tilled ground & deep holes behind them.

Terrible! 

So terrible that the game warden says you can hunt them at any time day or night, in any season. 

Wild hogs are destructive & plentiful. But they're just escaped domestic pigs - they're pork! See how we successfully trap them #TexasHomesteader

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Wild Hogs – Making The Best Of A Bad Situation

by RancherMan~

As anyone in the agriculture business knows whether it be farming or ranching, wild hogs are becoming a bigger problem by the day. They are prolific breeders,they are very hardy and have almost no natural enemy besides man. As an animal behaviorist will tell you they are one of the most intelligent creatures on earth.

Over the last decade they have learned to become nocturnal and learned what food is safe and which is not. They have also learned to avoid traps, making them very difficult to control in any way.

WILD HOGS: Making the Best of a Bad Situation! Wild hogs cause lots of damage to pastures, but they can also provide food #TexasHomesteader

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