raccoon problem

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by marvun22, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. marvun22

    marvun22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have had a raccoon kill 1 chicken 2 ducks, and injure 1 other chicken. ever since i patched the latest problem with the coop it has left them alone. i am hoping it has no other way in. the raccoon eats my cat food most of the time. my wife is buying a live trap soon. i carry my m9 out every time i go out there at night, but it's only my wife who ever gets a glimpse of that pesky creature. any other advise on how to help will be greatly appreciated.

    ps: please do not mention antifreeze and soda, i have some dumb cat or chicken or dog that would end up drinking some.
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2013
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Live trap and then be certain that they are killed. You don't want to drive them off somewhere to become someone else's problem.

    Yup, I've killed a raccoon or two in my day and I never once felt badly about it.
     
  3. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    In addition to live-traps I am using two 55-gallon drums, each with a board that raccoon can walk up. A small amount of smelly trash is kept in at all times as bait. Raccoon can get in but not out. This needed for me with trap=wise coon that uses neighbors home as shelter from my dogs. The drum trap is actually cheaper than the live-traps I use.
     
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  4. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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    Though I prefer the old #1079 havahart live traps (think it's model 1089, now), One can pick up 2-3 Duke dogproof traps for the price of one havahart. They are effective. They require a bit of ooomph to set and slightly more upkeep (catch and release is not an option). [​IMG]
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    .22 caliber for rainwater drainage perforations in bottom of drum? hehe Plastic or metal?
     
  6. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    Try this dog and cat proof method to handcuff a raccoon.

     

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