How to chase away a skunk

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by wamtazlady, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. wamtazlady

    wamtazlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought another 200 feet of electric poultry netting to add to the 100 feet I already have. It will surround a large area which includes a shed. Problem is that we saw a skunk go under the shed several times in the past few days. The shed will be inside the netting when it's put up. So, I can't put up the netting until the skunk is gone. Several years ago a skunk had her babies under that shed until she carried her babies across the street to the barn. My question is what can I toss under that old shed to make her leave? I'm assuming it's another mommy skunk. Would just making a lot of noise and banging on the floor make her want to leave? I do not want her to spray as it's only 25 feet from our back door. We do have a trap up but so far she's smart enough to keep away from it. Maybe someone has caught and released her.
     
  2. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

    Red fox urine may be helpful to you.
    We bought a bottle of it from Home Depot.
    No more skunks.
     
  3. I Love Layers

    I Love Layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Do you have meat, marshmallows, or even chicken in the trap. To get rid of the skunk once and for all I would get rid of it for good.
     
  4. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    You could try dog or cat poo, or dog urine, to move her along. If you trap, shoot, or don't trap. Consider removing or moving that shed, or enclosing the space under it to deter visitors. Rats will be happy there too. Mary
     
  5. I Love Layers

    I Love Layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed about the if you're going to trap that you have to shoot
     
  6. Donna R Raybon

    Donna R Raybon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Skunks do not like bright light. They want darkness where they den. I would be careful about any fire hazard if using incandescent bulb. Probably safer to use LED since no heat.
     
  7. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    A safe light would be on a cable enclosed in conduit, so the cord isn't chewed. mary
     
  8. wamtazlady

    wamtazlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. Got some good ideas here. Will give it a try. By the way, we never catch and release. Would prefer that the thing just go away, but if it's in the trap then we have no choice but to shoot it.
     
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2016
  9. Weehopper

    Weehopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep an eye out for Great Horned Owls. One of their favorite foods is skink.
     
  10. Rock Home Isle

    Rock Home Isle Chillin' With My Peeps


    It's almost the 4th of July...drop a smoke bomb or two under there...maybe even some mongo 3 minute smoker.
     

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