How would you set a live trap that won't catch the hens?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by lengel, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. lengel

    lengel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How would you set a live trap that won't catch the hens? I have a beheaded hen and the rest have scattered. It's dark out and the only thing I can think to do is to set my Havaharts with something tasty that the hens won't go for. Tuna?
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Well, the best way to catch a pred is to guess what it is and bait with something they will like. I just set my hav a hearts after the chickens gone to roost in known walking paths. Coons are worst here so I bait with marshmellows.
     
  3. lengel

    lengel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great. Thanks. I know we have raccoons. It was a weird killing. All of the other hens were unharmed but this thing beheaded one in the middle of the enclosure then dropped the head in the coop.
     

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