How do you get rid or Opssums & Racoons ???

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by josh44, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. josh44

    josh44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2008
    San Antonio Texas
    Have been having predator problems,

    with coons & opssums.

    They keep getting my Chicks, Bantams & have started on my LF chickens.

    Need Help ASAP !!! [​IMG]
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    A 22 does the trick.
  3. chicken crazed 1o1

    chicken crazed 1o1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2011
    Dugald , Manitoba
    are your birds freerange or in a coop ? [​IMG]
  4. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    Half Way, Missouri
    Have you tried hooking up a radio near your coop? Sometimes if predators here people talking they won't come near.

    also they have the red flashing light things that work really well;ft1_pest_rodent_control;pg106126.html

    what kind of wire are you using? Most animals can get through chicken wire, if not already use the harware cloth. Remeber a coon can get through any opening as long as he can get his head through.
  5. dirtsaver

    dirtsaver Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2010
    Northern Kentucky
    Shotgun,rifle or pistol. Those are the only sure-fire cures. Trapping and relocation only puts the problem in some one elses backyard!

  6. mtngrl812

    mtngrl812 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:a trap and a .22, or irrigation ditch. Get a small live animal trap, put raw eggs in it and you'll come out in the morning to vermin trapped! Then dispose of as you see fit.
  7. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 2, 2010
    western Oregon
    Live traps are pretty simple then do what you feel is appropriate.
  8. BlackBart

    BlackBart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    I live trap them and relocate them miles away from civilization. I have a good spot in the woods, up a old logging road near a small lake. They should do well there if the cougars don't get them.
  9. theFox

    theFox Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2009
    Standish, Maine
    A multiple layer defense is called for, this means:

    A secure coop and run.

    Continuous trapping and dispatch.

    Keeping the surrounding area clear of cover and food supplies.
  10. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2007
    North Central MS
    Quote:Be sure to check laws. In most US states this is illegal.

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