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sad  Ugh!  I've lost 14 chickens in the past two weeks that have been breaking into my coop and biting the heads off my chickens!  It's probably a raccoon or weasel and I am just SIDEWAYS!!  I've baited the trap with peanut butter, marshmellows, tunafish, banannas, and I've got NOTHING!!  Any ideas?  I'm down to ONE poor chicken who is barely hanging on for life.  I washed her and put on neosporin and she's up eating and scratching now, but I want this THING gone before I replace my flock?  Any ideas????

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If it is a weasel none of those baits will do--use part of one of the chickens it killed.  Then rebuild your coop so it is more secure--remember a weasel can get through about an half-inch hole and coons can tear their way in as well as open latches.  BTW I had the same thing happen--weasel--to my last flock and had to rebuild the coop door--it was getting in through a mouse hole under it--and trapped the bugger using a chicken head.  Did them both on the same day and haven't had a problem since <knock on wood>.

I live on 7.5 acres in the western Catskill foothills where I have a 3200 sq.ft garden, 100-plant blueberry patch as well as strawberry and raspberry patches, 4 cats and over 4 dozen chickens: Black Stars, RIR's,  EE's, Brown leghorns, BR's, SS's (including one very happy EE rooster) plus 6 guinea hens. I've been keeping chickens since I was in high school (mid 1950') and continuously since...



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I live on 7.5 acres in the western Catskill foothills where I have a 3200 sq.ft garden, 100-plant blueberry patch as well as strawberry and raspberry patches, 4 cats and over 4 dozen chickens: Black Stars, RIR's,  EE's, Brown leghorns, BR's, SS's (including one very happy EE rooster) plus 6 guinea hens. I've been keeping chickens since I was in high school (mid 1950') and continuously since...



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Do you think I could use store bought chicken?  I have no dead chickens left......sad

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Husband is going fishing today - how bout a dead fish??roll

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sad  Ugh!  I've lost 14 chickens in the past two weeks that have been breaking into my coop and biting the heads off my chickens!  It's probably a raccoon or weasel and I am just SIDEWAYS!!  I've baited the trap with peanut butter, marshmellows, tunafish, banannas, and I've got NOTHING!!  Any ideas?  I'm down to ONE poor chicken who is barely hanging on for life.  I washed her and put on neosporin and she's up eating and scratching now, but I want this THING gone before I replace my flock?  Any ideas????


sorry about your chickens.try baiting with dry catfood,and useing a light triger on the trap.if that doesnt work use what you know they WILL eat.go to the store and buy a can of chunk chicken.open the can 1/3 of the way and zip tie it to the back of the trap.

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google weasel box chicken livers and anise a milk jug will work too instead of the box

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You might as well expect rivers to run backwards as any man born free to be contented penned up.
Chief Joseph
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http://www.scnaonline.org  Serama Council Of North America

You might as well expect rivers to run backwards as any man born free to be contented penned up.
Chief Joseph
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