my backyard smells like skunk...

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by MikkeyP, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. MikkeyP

    MikkeyP Out Of The Brooder

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    For over a week now.
    We haven't lost any chickens or ducks in over a week either.
    We had lost 5 to the cold before that, they weren't mauled or anything and nothing has been inside
    their cages...but that skunk smell is disgusting!! I think they are hanging around, hoping the kids
    don't secure the door wires well or something. What can I do to get rid of them. I don't
    exactly know where they are, as the smell is equally bad all around the duck and chicken pens.
    any ideas?
     
  2. davidb

    davidb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could be a foxx lurking around
     
  3. Randy

    Randy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
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    If one sprayed out there the smell could linger around for awhile.
     
  4. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    Desert, CA
    Last summer I could smell skunk in the yard, looked it up, the stench of skunk can carry for 2 miles. If you've got smell but no tracks it may be near but not here, you know?
     
  5. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    Right now my backyard smells kind of like chicken poop [​IMG]
     
  6. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The nose knows![​IMG]
     
  7. MikkeyP

    MikkeyP Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, you might smell skunk for 2 miles in the summer or maybe the spring, or fall...but in the frozen north here, the molecules don't get to dissapite that far and its very local. LOL.
    It wasn't too bad today. it gets "refreshed" every once in awhile though. Ha
     
  8. redstars

    redstars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard mothballs scattered around will work to get rid of them.
    I never tried it I just use lead.
     
  9. chicken+quail=luv

    chicken+quail=luv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with davidb, it may be a fox. Our fox always smelled like skunk. Just be on the lookout! [​IMG]
     
  10. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed. Just be on the lookout and maybe ask around if you can borrow a trap. It could be worse. You might have surprised it in the coop and gotten sprayed. Of course some coops have a different smell as some chook owners 'mark' their coops & runs themselves. Imagine that in the summer time when it doesn't rain for a week or two! [​IMG]
     

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