Quote:suburban myth I have won a bet by not using any bait and catching a possum just by peeing on the trap, I have used fox urine to "bait" a rabbit box with salt block will work in a rabbit box as well
The only repellant that I've seen work besides firepower is electric fence! Once he hits a good hot fence, the coon with his new Phylis Diller hairdo, complete with bottle brush tail, tend to touch back to earth about a couple counties away and stay there
I have had my husband pee around the coop but it has only been a day so his contribution has been small so far. i am not sure yet if the raccoons have been near the coop but i know they have been around the yard.
i was thinking of trying ammonia but i was concerned aboit the chickens sensitivity to it. around the outside of the coop not.where they would have contact.
anyone ever try a solar electric fence? We are off grid with a small system so every thing that can run seperate needs to.
Electric fence is the only true way to stop those filthy , putrid creatures-In my opinion anyways.
with as much persistence as they have, plus they have thumbs - I doubt you will find a better solution
the E fence is cheap to run- for me i noticed maybe a $5 difference running it 24 hours a day- in your situation it would be on during the night so much cheaper , affordable to buy if you go to an auction or watch Craigslist- very easy to setup compared to regular fencing-and most of alll extremely effective
My E fence was the best investment for my animals- i have just a single low lying strand and i think the raccoons can sense it because i have waited patiently all this time and havent been lucky enough to see or hear a predator zapped
- i live in the woods with coyotes raccoons bears and everything else that eats chickens , so i had no choice but to beef up security
I dont think guns will help because it would be really hard to sleep outside everynight in camo with a loaded shotgun