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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?
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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.

post #3 of 6

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!  

Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

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

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yes-you-certainly-can-brood-chicks-outdoors

https://tikktok.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/fermented-feed-faq/

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Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

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

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yes-you-certainly-can-brood-chicks-outdoors

https://tikktok.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/fermented-feed-faq/

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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.

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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

Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

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

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yes-you-certainly-can-brood-chicks-outdoors

https://tikktok.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/fermented-feed-faq/

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Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

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

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yes-you-certainly-can-brood-chicks-outdoors

https://tikktok.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/fermented-feed-faq/

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