getten rid of rats

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by daveyblevins, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. daveyblevins

    daveyblevins Out Of The Brooder

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    if i mix cyanne pepper or chilli pepper in with my feed will it stop rats from eating it and will it hurt my chickens and if i put it in the rat holes will they go away?
     
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  2. akashia26

    akashia26 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    get a metal garbage can fill it half full of water and scatter scratch or whole corn on top. put some chicken wire over the top. that will prevent the chickens from falling in but lets the rats in. lean a few sticks over it up to the rim. dip out the dead rats atleast every other day.

    pepper isn't going to stop rats.
     
  3. daveyblevins

    daveyblevins Out Of The Brooder

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    ok thanks for the help i will try it today
     
  4. BillHoo

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    That bucket trap works really well! I've caught dozens per night. I also put just a little squirt of dish soap in the water to help break the surface tension and really wet the rats fur so he gets heavier. In the winter, mix in a cup of salt in the water so it doesn't freeze. (safer than anti-freeze) It also drop the freezing temp of the water below freezing so that the rodent freezes to death.

    I made mine from a 5 gallon kitty litter bucket and smeared peanut butter on the inside just above the water line. The rats have to reach down to get toward the peanut butter and tend to fall over into the water.

    This is another variation I made using a coat hanger wire across the top as a spindle threaded through an old soda can smeared with peanut butter. (not my video - but same concept)



     
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  5. daveyblevins

    daveyblevins Out Of The Brooder

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    ok thanks i really have a rat problem and i put some poision out but all of it is gone now and i went to feed the chickens and i saw 7 rats eaten corn so i really have to do something about them asap but i will try that.
     
  6. arcy liger

    arcy liger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i just leave some food for two day for them to feed in a cage in which only rats can go and after two or three days add poison in their food .......... its simple but be carefull
     
  7. daveyblevins

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    yea i have done that and i just made me one of them buckets and im going to make 2 or 3 more so i should be good and thanks for all the help i really needed it
     
  8. BillHoo

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    Or, if you want to have some fun, this woman had attached one of those Sony low-light handicams to the scope of her high-powered pellet rifle and it works great as a night vision sight!

    She's also a fantasti shot!







    Her Youtube videos go under the moniker Cubleycat or Snipercat and she shows how she sets up her rifle.





    I love watching her night time rat shooting safaris around her barn and coop!
     
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  9. daveyblevins

    daveyblevins Out Of The Brooder

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    i might just try that too
     
  10. zhairdzinr

    zhairdzinr New Egg

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    Thanks!!
     

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