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I live in a high desert and I've never saw a chipmunk at my house but recently one has been in the rocks behind my chicken coop it probly came from the river a half mile from the house I really want it to stay but I don't know because the only natural growing things here is grain but they probly eat more then that any tips on what I can do?
post #2 of 6

Well if you provide it with some good food and protective habitat, it might stick around. They like large rocks, fallen logs, bushes, and dense undergrowth and they eat almost everything from nuts, berries, seeds, and grains, as well as insects and eggs of birds.  Try some chopped up cooked eggs.

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I know they are cute, but you may live to regret the day that you gave an invite.  Striped rats, and equally, if not more destructive!  

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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post #4 of 6

You are so right @lazy gardener  I always thought I wanted to be surrounded by squirrels....until they started chewing into the attic, eating all the seeds in the birdfeeders and chewing wires.

post #5 of 6

 

 

this is what we do for chipmunks, etc. The calico was heavily pregnant and chased a chippy around the house three times before she caught it. Ate the innards, took a rest then gave birth to 6 healthy kittens an hour later :)

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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post #6 of 6

I like your solution.  I have a similar model which doubles as a foot warmer at night.  Also a nice gentle white noise machine.


Edited by lazy gardener - 11/8/15 at 3:35pm

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

Reply

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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