It's a fisher cat - what do I do. Just lost two more hens.

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

  1. lengel

    lengel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I trap it? Could I put the dead ones into the Havaharts?
     
  2. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is a "fisher cat" and a "Havahart??" [​IMG]

    I am very sorry about the loss of your hens though. [​IMG]
     
  3. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    I don't see why you could not bait the trap with the dead chickens. couldn't hurt!
     
  4. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    fishercats are big, strong and mean! looks like a mini bear.. but like a cat!
     
  5. Chick_a_dee

    Chick_a_dee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Peterborough, ON
    Ugh fishercats.... theres a dead one in my barn! ... yeah put the dead ones in the havahart, watch out for those things though... fishers are EVIL, and can get to about 4ft long.
     
  6. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    A fisher is related to a weasel, and a havaheart is a non-killing trap.
     
  7. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A fisher is an otter sized weasel. I dont know what will happen if you catch one in a havahart. I imagine the tazmanian devil in a havahart........All i can do is wish you luck. I think you will need to be prepared to kill it in there. I think i would shoot it if i found it in the trap. Good luck........I look forward to hearing if it works.
     
  8. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to see a pic of a fisher cat now. I've never seen or heard of one before tonight. Of course Pictures only~~I don't think I'd want to see it "Live!"

    Well, I'm off to Google "fisher cat" now. BRB [​IMG]
     
  9. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the link nccountrygirl!! They really are not something you'd want around your coop at all. Holy Cow. :eek:
     

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