Fisher showed up on our game camera...kinda worried about the chickens now.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by ElCerritoPlace, Oct 8, 2014.

  1. ElCerritoPlace

    ElCerritoPlace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So we had a fox and raccoon problem this summer. Put a automatic door closer/opener on the coop to keep the coons out. Now a fisher has shown up on the game camera in the woods behind our house. Will the go after chickens during the day or only night time? Ofcourse I say that knowing there are exceptions. The fox only came mid day to catch a chicken, but that was not a healthy animal (we caught it). The fisher looks healthy from the photos. I know mustelids are very aggressive hunters, but just don't know how determined they are to go after chickens and when.

    Any advice would be much appreciated! Thanks
     
  2. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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  3. thomasboyle

    thomasboyle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post the pics?
     
  4. ElCerritoPlace

    ElCerritoPlace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's the best pic. But I know what a fisher looks like. My dad traps and I'm a biologist. It showed up 2 nights in a row on the game camera. Got at least a dozen pictures of it, along with two rolly polly raccoons, a coyote and a red fox. All during the full moon or close to it. Will probably set traps for a raccoon or two, but the fisher we needed to buy a tag before August.
     
  5. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    I have never had a fisher attach during the day. How secure is your coop? Do you have windows and are they protected by hardware cloth?
     
  6. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    If you click on the links in my post above, you can see pictures of them in addition to what the OP posted.
     
  7. ElCerritoPlace

    ElCerritoPlace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do have windows and vents. The vents only have chicken wire, but I'm cutting hardware cloth to go over them instead. The windows have 1x2 wire from the garden over them. I do worry about the roof being a polycarbonate roof, and it ripping thru the roof.
     

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