Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by DODALDO, Mar 20, 2009.


    DODALDO In the Brooder

    Mar 13, 2009
    My chicks are only 3 weeks old now and still in the coop.
    Last fall about 2:30 am I was woken by a badger vs. dog (alaska malamute) in my back yard. from what i have read a badger will not only kill what he will eat but they will kill a whole flock and just take a couple to eat?
    Oh as for the dog he has now taken 4 coyotes 1 coon well kinda he kept the coon under the pick up till i shot it, and the badger but the badger is still on the run.
    I guess what I am asking is if there are any BYC'ers
    that have had a badger problem, if so will eletric fence low around pen work for badger???
    thank you
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2009
  2. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Songster

    Apr 26, 2008
    I'm not sure about keeping them out. I lived in Nebraska for 10 months and I know the farmer where I kept my horses shot and killed every Badger he saw as they made huge holes that could break a horse's leg besides being very mean. I was very happy the day I fell into a Badger hole he was not home or my leg would have been torn to pieces. A strong electric fence might work but it would have to be pretty low to the ground. Other than that I would think fencing buried under the ground so he couldn't dig into your pen would work.
  3. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Songster

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    Oh boy...I've never had a badger problem (yikes!!) but I think electric fencing has a 50/50 chance of working. A badger may just dig right under the fence if it's determined. Or, it may get zapped and take off.
  4. SarahBeth9394

    SarahBeth9394 Songster

    Aug 23, 2008
    Badgers, badgers, we don't need no stinking badgers.

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