Raccoon in duck coop

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Morgan282, Dec 4, 2018 at 10:28 PM.

  1. Morgan282

    Morgan282 In the Brooder

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    kind of a bit of an emergency, I went to put my ducks inside about an hour and a half ago. A raccoon had somehow gotten in their coop. A friend and I have been trying to get him out since then and he just curls up in a ball and starts there. We've left the door open and left it alone, we've hit the sides of the coop, I've hit him with a broom, I've put food outside the door. I've put food in a cage in the doorway. I cannot get him out. It's too cold to leave my ducks outside. I don't have a gun. I don't know what to do.
     
  2. Morgan282

    Morgan282 In the Brooder

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    The coop is also too small for me to stand in and shoo him out.
     

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  3. Kkrista123

    Kkrista123 Chirping

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    Do you have a fishing net? You could try to use a net like animal control would and just contain it until you're far away enough to release it. Tricky situation. Where are you located?
     
  4. Morgan282

    Morgan282 In the Brooder

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    Umm, I may. I could try that if so. I'm in Michigan.
     
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  5. moniquem

    moniquem Songster

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    Looks like he's waiting for room service....:(. You got a neighbor with a gun?
     
  6. Morgan282

    Morgan282 In the Brooder

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    Haha right! But unfortunately no :/
     
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  7. Kkrista123

    Kkrista123 Chirping

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    Okay so here's a list of things that scare raccoons out of their hiding places. 1.) Loud noises (portable radio, bluetooth speaker?) leave it in the shed. 2.) Lights, turn on as many as possible. 3.) Bad smell, specifically apple cider vinegar. Hopefully something helps.
     
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  8. shawluvsbirds

    shawluvsbirds "FAKE EILLEEN"

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    Please get your ducks somewhere safe until this is resolved.. . that raccoon looks all sweet and innocent balled up in there but it is hoping for bed AND breakfast I just know it!
    Got a pitchfork?
     
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    Got all 3, waiting for my speaker to charge and I'm gonna try to blast really loud obnoxious music, spray him with vinegar, and put my floodlights on him. Crossing my fingers!
     
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    shawluvsbirds "FAKE EILLEEN"

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