Mink Attacks! Help Update!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by awalters0815, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. awalters0815

    awalters0815 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, over the past 2 weeks I have lost 6 birds> I thought it was a raccoon. Yesterday I sealed up the coop and still something got in through the ventilation eves and killed a bird. I went out to do some work and started moving some scrap wood I had stacked out by the coop. Out ran a mink (or some other brown weasel). Any tips and getting rid of this killer?
     
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2011
  2. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Try putting fox or coyote urine around the coop as it should ward off any weasels that try to get in the coop
     
  3. goobhen

    goobhen Chicks Rule

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    Quote:By any chance was the "weasel" light reddish-brown?
     
  4. awalters0815

    awalters0815 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:By any chance was the "weasel" light reddish-brown?

    It was dark brown
     
  5. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    google weasel box or weasel jug if it is a mink you will need to make the entrance hole slightly larger a size 50 or 55 coni bear trap will wirk just as well as the long spring that is normally recommended snap type rat traps work good too

    what ever was left of the birds is the best bait 2nd choice would be bloody chicken livers the more blood the better the bait
     
  6. maizy'smom

    maizy'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I vote for lead poisoning. A weasel killed our family (pet) rooster years ago. Still holding a major grudge.

    mm
     
  7. mrpekinduck

    mrpekinduck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2011
    Ducky Land!
    Google weasel box and make one of those. I killed a weasel by putting a giant rock on one of the holes to his burrow, then I shoved a hose down the hole and turned it on. It's the not the nicest way to kill him but I had to kill him before he killed my ducks. Good luck and hope you kill the little sucker.
     
  8. awalters0815

    awalters0815 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update. I sealed up the coop as tight as possible and the little jerk weasel tunneled under the wall and took another hen. I began building a new coop and will be done this weekend. In the meantime, I set a havahart trap (although If I catch him I won't be havin a heart) and also made a weasel box. If anyone has any other tips or just wants to commiserate about nasty weasels, feel free. He was brazen enough to be out just before dark. if he doesn't fall for the trap in the next 2 days, I will see if a .410 does the trick : )
     
  9. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Quote:You can also build a new coop with floor cement that way that little varmin weasel won't get anymore chickens.
     
  10. awalters0815

    awalters0815 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am building a raised coop with a solid floor. nothing will be able to get in this coop.
     

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