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how to keep them away

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by gypsyfarm123, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. gypsyfarm123

    gypsyfarm123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all [​IMG] I was at wallmart the other day and noticed they have these scents like 'Buck lure to draw in the deer(I assume). Well, does anyone know of a scent I can put around my coop/run to keep AWAY predators? Here in NJ the main one's we have are raccoons, possum,skunks and maybe an occasional coyote..Any suggestions on what particular "scent" to use to keep these type of animals away? Thank you for your time...Craig
     
  2. thompsonfarm

    thompsonfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try using dog hair. If you dont have a dog you can get it from your local groom shop I'm sure they'd be glad to give it away
     
  3. bugkiller

    bugkiller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am an exterminator and have done a fair amount of wildlife control and there are a number of products on the market like ultra sonic devices and scents to repel pests. None of them really work well and I would not waste your money on them. If you were going to invest in any thing i think it would be best to buy a good quality live trap ( Havahart #3 raccoon trap) and if raccoons or skunks or even cats become a problem set that with a can of sardines and relocate your unwanted friend
     
  4. bugkiller

    bugkiller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Dog hair would work for deer if thats what your trying to repel buy you would have to replace the dog hair often. the raccoons and skunks would not care at all about dog hair. May slow down to make sure the dog is not around but it would not stop them.
     
  5. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That, I would love to know too.
     
  6. gypsyfarm123

    gypsyfarm123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yea,deer are not the problem..I noticed that something has been trying to dig under the fence. I suspect it either a possum or skunk because I have seen them both on a couple occasions in the beginning of the summer..And I have a "hav a heart" trap,but also have a bunch of outside/feral cats,so I'm sure ill just be catching them most likely..(And the were raised with the chickens so I'm sure its not them..plus my chicks are HUGE and would kick any of their butts:).I read once to use human urine..but I just can't picture myself taking a wee in a jug every time I have to go! What the heck could a possum or skunk be afraid of? I was thinking coyote urine but I don't want to wind up attracting them! IDK,Tiger urine? Lol
     
  7. bugkiller

    bugkiller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Set the trap and the cats usaly will only get caught once. Leave them in the trap for 12 hours and they will hate it and never go back in it again
     
  8. gpwelding1

    gpwelding1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Dog hair would work for deer if thats what your trying to repel buy you would have to replace the dog hair often. the raccoons and skunks would not care at all about dog hair. May slow down to make sure the dog is not around but it would not stop them.

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    the best scent to use to keep them away for good,and only one i know that REALY works,is burning gun powder after they are in a trap. [​IMG]
     
  9. cbohn80

    cbohn80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey i'm in nj too, the best thing to scare away predators is to make it smell like a bigger predator. you can use bear urine but if you have bears nearby and it attracts them it would do much more harm than good. cayenne pepper is the best deterent i've used. it wont really bother your birds at all but will burn the nostrils and paws of predators. put it all over the outside border of your property. reapply often. atleast after each rain. also, try not to let your garbage pile up and start stinking. it will attract more predators. they do sell ultrasonic devices but i've never tried them.
     
  10. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you have animals around your coop run they are already used to your scent and whatever other anamals you may have no matter what new scent you introduce they will "test" the new scent they will ease in slowly and when it does not hurt or scare them they will have become accustomed to it and it will no longer do what you want it to this happens within a week most of the time. the food source being removed is the only thing that will stop them from returning. no pen is really pred proof rats mice snakes and weasels can squeeze through some really tiny spaces
     

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