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Raccoon spotted in my pasture

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by mstafford75, May 24, 2016.

  1. mstafford75

    mstafford75 Just Hatched

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    Hi All,

    Yesterday afternoon my son spotted a raccoon in the pasture across from my chicken coop. He was apparently going thru my compost and near our garden. I have not seen any signs of digging around my coop. I just want to be proactive to keep him out of my place. I took my black lab out with my after dusk and walked around the perimeter banging on the ground and fence just to let him know I am here and this is my place. We also have our in/outdoor cats that play around out back too. Is there anything I can maybe put down or spray around the coop to keep him away? I read ammonia or cayenne pepper? Anyone else have any other ideas? I keep the hens food locked up. Nothing else besides what is in the garden is open. Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. mstafford75

    mstafford75 Just Hatched

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    May 17, 2016
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    Forgot to add I have large rocks on the outside of my run. I also have some of those solar garden lights around the coop as well.
     

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