How do I stop my chickens from going under my porch?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by x3aisha, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. x3aisha

    x3aisha New Egg

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    There's a raccoon who lives under my porch/deck and my chickens (a few months old) keep going under there for shade.
    How do I make them stop? [​IMG]
    Is there something I can spray around the area that repels chickens? [​IMG]
     
  2. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    Close off most of the area under the porch. Leave an opening just the right size for a trap. Put the trap in the opening. Catch the raccoon. Remove trap and raccoon. Do something with the raccoon besides letting it back under the porch. Close hole. No more chickens under the porch. No raccoon under the porch.

    I do not know of any chicken repellents.
     
  3. laseterlass

    laseterlass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would get rid of the racoon and let the chickens under your porch. Gun or Live Trap.
     
  4. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    One of the things about raccoons is that when you get rid of one another one will often take its place. You would have to almost exterminate all the raccoons in a large area and then they will still come back.
     

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