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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by cassiedavis, Jul 11, 2015.
darn thing killed 3 of my chickens this last week! Marshmallows didn't work!! Tuna?? Anchovies??
If you have still have any of the chicken bodies, use them for bait!
I have read, but have not tried, that if you place a treble hook inside the bird and tie the end of the line to a post, the predator will swallow the hook and will be stuck there. Of course, you must be ready to shoot it, so don`t try it if you have a week stomach. This may sound inhumane, but it does work.
Look up "duke" dog proof raccoon traps. As Josiah said, be ready to shoot.
Cassie, just about anything will attract a raccoon. They are omnivores. A 12x30 cage trap with a sweet bait works well. I use Strawberry Sugar Wafers for all of my raccoon, skunk and opossum work.
Josiah, not only would hooks be inhumane, but most likely illegal in every state.
I agree that many things will attract a racoon. However, it seems most interested in her chickens.
As to it being illegal, I did not think of that, and as I said, I have not tried. Thanks for the idea about the trap!
We use canned cat food. Always worked for us.
Caught a possum in my trap. It had already killed 3 of my younger birds. I'm still sure it was a coon that killed the other 3 last week. Different kill style and the possum only went for small 1 month old chicks. I'm going to keep the trap out every night until I get that racoon! At least the possum is out of the picture now
Many raccoons can come in at night i have caught many at a job ,someones poorly setup of a coop. People call me and say my chickens are getting killed , look to see the coop all messed up ( Holes)or no fence.. Feel sorry for them but its there own fault.
raccoons will eat anything ..will they go into a trap when they are smart..no..
[/IMG] I caught this turd, using the bones from the hot wings i had from pizza hut...