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Best racoon bait!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by cassiedavis, Jul 11, 2015.

  1. cassiedavis

    cassiedavis Out Of The Brooder

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    darn thing killed 3 of my chickens this last week! Marshmallows didn't work!! Tuna?? Anchovies??
     
  2. JosiahK

    JosiahK Out Of The Brooder

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    If you have still have any of the chicken bodies, use them for bait!
     
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  3. JosiahK

    JosiahK Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
     
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  4. Primo

    Primo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look up "duke" dog proof raccoon traps. As Josiah said, be ready to shoot.
     
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  5. Farmer Brian

    Farmer Brian Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
     
  6. JosiahK

    JosiahK Out Of The Brooder

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    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!
     
  7. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We use canned cat food. Always worked for us.
     
  8. cassiedavis

    cassiedavis Out Of The Brooder

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    Caught a possum in my trap. It had already killed 3 of my younger birds[​IMG]. 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
     
  9. WildAnimalGuy

    WildAnimalGuy Out Of The Brooder

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    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..
     
  10. xXGEOFFXx

    xXGEOFFXx New Egg

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    [​IMG][/IMG] I caught this turd, using the bones from the hot wings i had from pizza hut...
     

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