Help!!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by kittykittykitty, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. kittykittykitty

    kittykittykitty Luvin My Chickies

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    Last night, something, somehow, broke into my coop, spilled my chickens food, and tore my hens combs to shreds!!!!!!!! What is it?!??!?? How do I get rid of it?!!?!?
     
  2. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Any tracks? The first step though is identifying what it is and where it got in, and closing up that entrance.
     
  3. lotzahenz

    lotzahenz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just sorry is all i can say, I do have one of those predator lights that flashes red and runs on solar power. It is working for me so far.
     
  4. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it matters less what it is than figuring out how it got inside your coop, and fixing that problem. You say it "broke into" your coop? What was broken?

    p.s. remember, rats and mice can squeeze through pretty small openings. Try to close up any openings larger than 1/2" by 1/2".
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2011
  5. Capvin

    Capvin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sound like rats.
     
  6. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Without a lot more information, it would be impossible for us to tell you what it was. It could have been anything, really.
     
  7. BaGAWK!!

    BaGAWK!! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rats. I had one chew a hole in my pullet overnight trying to eat her crop, thank god it didn't eat it, just the skin over top. I know it was rats bc I promptly set up live traps the next night and caught 3 rats in 5 nights.
     
  8. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    Once you get the coop secure I would then set a live trap and some rat snap traps outside the coop.
     

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