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post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by yochickiemomma View Post

We live by the SSS rule here.
BBQ your right leg/foot traps are painful but the predator wasn't very humane when it ripped Bizzys chickens apart.

I'm not a fan of the antifreeze either.

I'm a fan of whatever it takes.

 

I also live in an area where SSS is SOP. Sometimes you don't get the opportunity for a good shot, so back to my first sentence.

Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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post #12 of 16
Foot hold traps, not leg hold. And they are very humane.

Your state may have damage control trappers like myself that they can get you into contact with.
Edited by fire370 - 11/4/15 at 11:46am
post #13 of 16
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Fishers are not protected here in middle TN. We have sat out at different times every night for a week and not seen anything...but it has returned to eat the heads off of the Orps that it missed during the first kill. Now all the bodies are gone but am worried sick. Bought 1/2 x 1/2 welded wire to redo ALL of the inside walls and some outside walls of the houses to make sure there are NO spaces for it to get in...a major undertaking. There is 1" wire up now...am just so paranoid. Already have concrete under the doors of the two that are not raised flooring. Next I will redo the outside with hot wire...did that to stop raccoons years ago. This guy is lower to the ground.

 

In the interim, all are inside my garage room making a mess and free ranging during the day, instead of in their covered pens, and I had to run off a hawk today! Never ending. Doesn't matter how fortified you think your chicken houses are it seems like something will find a way in. :he 

 

And I have a 20g pump and a 22... problem is this weasel is faaassst and very dark in the night.


Edited by Bizzybirdy - 11/9/15 at 9:14pm
Avatar is my Ameraucana roo . Also have White Rocks, Cuckoo Marans, Andalusians and Buff Orpingtons. Oh, and one Australorp hen who knows she is the absolute queen here.
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Avatar is my Ameraucana roo . Also have White Rocks, Cuckoo Marans, Andalusians and Buff Orpingtons. Oh, and one Australorp hen who knows she is the absolute queen here.
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post #14 of 16

I just can't wrap my mind around how a Fisher got into a fortified coop. Are you sure your closing the doors at night? If not then they are not fortified. A small weasel will take that many birds out and they only need a bit over one inch hole to get in. Fortified means all openings of venting covered with 1/2 inch hard wire cloth and coop door closed and latched.

 

When handling Fishers be careful, they are very feisty with poor disposition. Will easily injure dogs and of course will kill all the cats left out at night in neighborhood.

Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.

 

-Charles Dudley Warner

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Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.

 

-Charles Dudley Warner

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post #15 of 16

Catch and release is best. Fishers are an endangered species and killing them is unwise.

post #16 of 16
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Catch and release is best. Fishers are an endangered species and killing them is unwise.


Fisher cats are not endangered. They are classified as "least concern". As in there is no chance of getting this animal to "threatened" status in the near future let alone endangered.

 

We've more than enough of them in New England. They are solitary and cover large areas so that with combination of being shy many never even see them but they are definitely in this region in force. The only means to take one unless gaining permission of Fish and Game due to threatening livestock is during a two week period early winter via traps only. With that being the only means other than road kill there will not be a shortage of them here unless the means of taking them are less strict.

Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.

 

-Charles Dudley Warner

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Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.

 

-Charles Dudley Warner

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