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Help! Mink are trying to eat our flock! :(

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DurhamDuck, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. DurhamDuck

    DurhamDuck Songster

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    Help!

    We have a mink & weasel problem in our area. I heard a commotion outside (honking, quaking and hissing), only to go out and find a mink had dug under the fence and was attempting to have duck lunch!

    Besides good fencing, does anyone know of a tried and true repellent for keeping the unwanted critters away? I heard bobcat urine works against mink, mice and skunks but this has to be reapplied every few days and all the time if it rains or snows and the stuff is not cheap. Any other product recommendations more affordable but very reliable?

    Our ducks and geese are free ranged but inside a large fenced in area with a natural pond and stream. I would hate to lock them up every day all day when no one is home to sit and watch them. They love to forage and swim all day.

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  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I said that all wrong....Go to the "Learning Center", and they have specific info for how to protect your flock from minks and weasels.....

    Sorry about that!

    Sharon
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2012
  3. DurhamDuck

    DurhamDuck Songster

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    Thank you! I will check that out.
     
  4. dumb_cluck

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    Minks and Weasels will NOT go away. Best you can do is predator proof your flock at night.
    See my blog for my loss due to a mink. Good Luck!
     
  5. Tahai

    Tahai Songster

    You also may want to contact your local fish and game commission to find out if there are any trappers operating in your area.
     
  6. aprophet

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    most types of urine attract more then they repel
     

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