A couple of questions about weasels

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by la dee da, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. la dee da

    la dee da Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I looked and looked for answers to these questions but couldn't find any.

    Q1: Is 1/2" hardwire cloth good enough to keep them out? Or does it take 1/4"?

    Q2: Not realated to chickens, but do weasels attack and eat rabbits?

    Thanks to everyone who answers!
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    I/2 inch should keep them out.

    Weasels will attack most anything.

    There are many species of "weasels" from tiny ones like the "Least Weasel" up to the largest member of the "family", the Wolverine

    Most of them are ferocious killers that will attack creatures larger than themselves
     
  3. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agee with bear foot
     
  4. la dee da

    la dee da Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you very much! Very useful [​IMG]
     
  5. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    See the post "Can anyone identify this animal that was lurking around my coop?"
     
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  6. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Very well stated Bear Foot farm! I grew up with ferrets (they are part of the weasel family) and I love them very much, but even the domesticated ones can be vicious. I had one that would go after the cats; We were always prying her off a cat that she had attacked (she had them in a death grip on the neck).
     
  7. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you google weasel box you will find the safest way to trap and dispatch them the top 2 links are very good examples.
     
  8. la dee da

    la dee da Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah I figured they would go after rabbits, but I had to ask anyway.

    woodmort I checked out the thread and all it says is the stuff I know already, thanks for the suggestion anyway [​IMG].

    I don't need to trap any, I just want to know this stuff for future reference.
     

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