Coon Attack...What is the best food to put in a trap...besides chicken

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by chickenzoo, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I had a coon kill two of my roos and then go to my other pen a few days later and kill two hens and some quail. What type of foods have you found helpful in trapping them?
     
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Tuna flavored canned cat food.

    How did the coon get in?
     
  3. mistylady

    mistylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry to hear about your losses. The best luck I have had is with stinky tunafish and canned cat food. Good luck!
     
  4. soonerdog

    soonerdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    A fried piece of bacon or a can of tuna fish can't be turned down by many critters. Best of luck on the catch!
     
  5. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    I use to have problems with racoons and the best thing is canned cat food. Worked every time [​IMG]
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Marshmellows. No risk of catching the working cats.

    Placement is 99% of the battle though.
     
  7. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    a shiny piece of aluminum foil ,, their like crows,, love shiny things,, you can even put a ball of foil in a small jar, and when they reach in to grab it, they make a fist, and if you got it sized right, they cant get their hand out cause they WONT let go of the foil,, hehe [​IMG]
     
  8. ChanceRider

    ChanceRider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Plain old dry cat chow has worked well for me. I've caught two in the past week or so.
     
  9. Buckaroo

    Buckaroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used to trap, and sardines work great. Drip the oil all around and into the trap.
     
  10. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    You can always catch a raccoon with tuna fish and you can always catch a stray cat with sardines. Skunks like both so if you are trying not to catch your local skunk, put it in an area where you can set the trap up a couple feet, on something you do not care about because they will haul everything in through the wire on the cages.
    Either that, putting a 1 foot high fence type barrier around it so the cat or coon can get to it.
    If you want to catch wood chuck, broccoli and watermelon.
    I was taught by an old timer that spent his life trapping and hunting.
     

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