Didn't know weasels stink so bad

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by darin367, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. darin367

    darin367 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After i lost my entire flock a couple weeks ago, i declared a varmit war.... so far i've got 5 possum, 1 coon and 2 weasels... first of all i didn't even know i had weasels around here... second, i guess when trapped they release some type of stink bomb.... almost smells like a skunk.... so the varmit war will continue, the fortress got a re-design and now has been re-named fort knox...... eggs in the bator and looking forward to starting my new flock and hopefully doing a better job of protecting them.....
     
  2. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep, they have stinky musk glands, just like ferrets and muskrats (and skunks!)
     
  3. MEchickenfarmer33

    MEchickenfarmer33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hopefully you win the war and your next flock is safe [​IMG]
     
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  4. mommissan

    mommissan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    FYI, weasels LOVE anise. [​IMG] Bait your traps with it.
     
  5. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Yeah, weasels are stinky little buggers.

    I didn't know I had them around my yard, but I kept smelling this nasty stench on some mornings during morning chores. I didn't think much of it until I took my young daughter to this kids' science museum where they had samples of musk from various animals. I was surprised when I stuck my nose into one of the samples and..By golly, that's the stench I keep randomly smelling around my yard...wow...weasel, huh?...GREAT...as if I didn't have enough to worry about... That science museum also informed me that I have foxes routinely traveling through my yard, as well. They are also pretty whiffy.

    Good luck in the new set-up. Might I recommend electric fencing surrounding your Fort Knox? I have found it to be essential in keeping my flock alive. I live in a wildlife corridor and predators are my biggest challenge living here. The electric fencing gives a great peace of mind.
     
  6. littleoak

    littleoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Years ago I caught a black mink in my chciken yard. I decided it would be fun to skin it and save the pelt. That's when I found out that minks had a very nasty scent gland. I had to throw my knife away. Also had no pelt to keep.
     

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