RRRRRG!!! Squirrels eating chicken feed! Ideas??

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by chicken 86, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. chicken 86

    chicken 86 Out Of The Brooder

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    I caught 7 and there is still more! They are digging under the back wall and going in the chicken door. Please help. Feed is going about a gallon a week w/ THREE chickens!!! Also tried Critter Ridder all around (except where the chickens are) and they are walking right through it!



    Edit: They and eating it out of the feeder.
     
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2011
  2. lovin'my12chicks

    lovin'my12chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    we keep ours in a metal container.....in our coop. we have lots of squirrels and no problems so far. hope this helps
     
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Try sprinkling cayenne in the feed. Should not bother the chickens, but burn the squirrel's mouths.

    Imp
     
  4. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eat the squirrels.
     
  5. itom37

    itom37 Out Of The Brooder

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    i had the same problem... had to squirrel proof with hardware cloth.
     
  6. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

    Mar 17, 2010
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    kid+pellet gun+bounty= no more squirrel problem.
     
  7. Papa Rooster

    Papa Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    shoot them
     
  8. Papa Rooster

    Papa Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    leave out a little cup of a drink with caffiene and they will drink and it makes them go crazy and die.
    also gun powder will kill them
     
  9. Chickenberry

    Chickenberry Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have our feed in 50 gal trash barrels with lids. Try putting your feed in something other than leaving it in sacks and see if that helps. :)
     
  10. ruffedgrouse

    ruffedgrouse Out Of The Brooder

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