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NOW it's a SKUNK!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by cheeptrick, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Songster

    May 1, 2007
    New Hampshire
    I'm OVERRUN with predators...first the fox...and now last night I had a HUNCH and peeked out in the backyard at the coop. It's DARK...the RUN is closed but the coop door is still open. I then see a 4 legged something sneaking around in the run. I hollar up to my husband....SOMETHING IS IN THE COOP!!

    We grab the lanterns and run out in the backyard and there is nothing in the run. DH says...AHHH it was NOTHING!! I DEMANDED...NO WAY it is in the coop whatever it was. We open the EGG doors and shine a light in and its a SKUNK. DH gets the water hose out and sprays it in the coop and the skunk runs out.

    Humane Society is renting us a trap TODAY!!

    Took me till 2am to get to sleep...so worried something was going to get them. Funny thing was that the chicks and hens were DEAD silent when that thing was in the coop...smart birds!


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  2. spook

    spook Songster

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    Next time you go to the Farmers Store , ask about dried blood. Skunks HATE it. I used some after trying all the home remidies, moth balls (we smelled like an old ladies closet) woops (excuse me all old ladies with wool clothing) and needless to say, the skunk was still eating out of the chickens grain and water dishes. Grrrr. Dried blood does not smell to us, but skunks do not like it at all, it worked for a friend that lived in "town" and skunks are a dime a dozen. Good luck!
     
  3. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Songster

    May 1, 2007
    New Hampshire
    Quote:Thanks Spook...I'll pick some up when I go get Feed today!! We have had so many predators lurking around this season.

    I was going to try the Moth balls too...for the fox.

    PS I hate the smell of moth balls too...but when I was a kid I LOVED the smell...I know I'm strange!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. Wraith

    Wraith In the Brooder

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    Aim for the head.
     
  5. Fowl-Language

    Fowl-Language Songster

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    That really stinks, cheeptrick! (yuk, yuk!)
     
  6. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Funny thing was that the chicks and hens were DEAD silent when that thing was in the coop...smart birds!

    Or scared sh*tless.

    I'm with wraith. Dont wait on the Animal Fascists to come and control the situation - and you in the process.
    Take the matter into your own hands, on the spot.​
     
  7. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Songster

    May 1, 2007
    New Hampshire
    DH going to buy a .22!! YUK YUK [​IMG]

    Did you know that in New Hampshire you do NOT need a GUN PERMIT!!

    Darn FreeStaters!! LOL

    Live FREE OR DIE!! WooHOOO [​IMG]
     
  8. Davaroo

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    You can own and carry a gun in NH without a permit. All you need to be is a citizen of the US, without a criminal record. Seems like that is how it should be, for the citizens of a nation, dont you think?
     
  9. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    I get skunks in my yard every year...havent lost a chicken yet to them! Safe coop, no need to kill!

    Good luck.
     
  10. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Songster

    May 1, 2007
    New Hampshire
    Quote:LOVE this Blog...gotta love this STATE!! SO this is why the folks around here do not talk to you at all...they are scared someone is packing heat!! LOL

    http://freestateblogs.net/nhgunfaq
     

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