Mink??

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Lothiriel, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I saw a mink this morning, just down the (dirt) road from my house. Are mink a danger to chickens??
     
  2. Prisserbabe

    Prisserbabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YES! :O i hear they get in the coop kill all the chickens and leave :,(
     
  3. PixieChixie

    PixieChixie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From Wikipedia:
    "Mink prey on fish and other aquatic life, small mammals, birds and eggs; adults may eat young mink.[7] Mink raised on farms primarily eat expired cheese, eggs, fish, meat and poultry slaughterhouse by-products, dog food, and turkey livers, as well as prepared, commercial foods."
    So, yes.
     
  4. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Oh great.

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    I don't suppose they are nocturnal... If they were I could just fix up my coop good and not worry much. But if they get out during the day... and this guy was too close for comfort... I saw him around 10 AM....
     
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  5. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mink are just big weasels and, Yes, they will kill chickens You need a tight coop because they can get in through small holes. Like the weasel, they are blood thirsty little devils.
     
  6. mrpekinduck

    mrpekinduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah mink are horrible creatures and will kill all of your hens and not eat any of them. [​IMG]
     
  7. Prisserbabe

    Prisserbabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hate minks and am kinda scared of them [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd shoot it if it comes back.
     
  9. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2
     
  10. Parson's Wife

    Parson's Wife Blessed Abundantly

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    It might be easier to trap it, plus you could get money for the pelts. My brothers are trappers, in fact, one of them used to raise minks. They would be hard to shoot, small and fast.
     

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