Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by justusnak, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    This morning I went out to find something got into one of the coops. I lost my poor Rocky..and another white roo. Thankfully, stubs was not hurt. I wasnt sure what it I set a trap....about an hr later, I hear a rucus in the coop, so out I go, just in time to see a mink run off. So....I set another trap.
    This evening....again...something is wrong in the coop....I run out, and that darned mink is running from the coop. Thankfully everyone is ok...for now. I put canned cat food in the trap....will this lure it in?? Anyone?? please...I HAVE to catch this sucker, before it gets them all!!
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2008
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    canned food may work NJhillbilli killed a mink I think.
  3. tnkinhunting

    tnkinhunting Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2008
    East Tennessee
    How terrible! My husband uses Jack Mackrel, sardines, and tuna with success. Good luck!
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    I sure hope I go out there in the morning to new fuzzy mittens. The canned cat food is TUNA flavored. It sure stinks! Oh I hope I get it....I wont sleep a wink tonight! Glad I have the baby monitors now.
  5. jab91864

    jab91864 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    Best of luck with the trap !!!!!!

    Julie [​IMG]
  6. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    thanks Jab....I know I wont rest untill I get this sucker.
  7. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    baby monitors? as in monitor lizard? [​IMG] I love those things
  8. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    no in a sound monitor...that most people use in a babys room...these are my babies.. [​IMG]
    I have 3 in the in the kitchen, and one in the family room. I hear chicken noises all throughout my house, all day and night. My coop is a few hundred feet from the house. I need extra ears! LOL
  9. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    oh sorry lol. i am as much of a lizard lover as I am with chickens.
  10. Nick

    Nick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 3, 2008
    Mullica Hill, NJ
    Quote:How is the mink getting in and out of the coop so easily?

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