Seriously... Squirrels?

paddock36

Crowing
11 Years
Dec 24, 2008
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Make squirrel gravy.
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schellie69

Songster
10 Years
Oct 8, 2009
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Kansas
I had the same problem last summer but no one in my family believed me. until our dog chased a squirrel out and he dropped the egg. now my son's dog keeps those little pest out of my yard.
 

oandrea

In the Brooder
11 Years
Apr 24, 2008
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DFW, Texas
we live in town and I can't really stick poison out for them since it's really not in my nature to kill them that way, because I really don't wanna kill anything else (like dogs, cats or even other birds). I suppose my only option is a small rodent trap? Squirrels are a serious PITB but so many people "like" them and think they are cute and fun. GRRR.
 

CMV

Flock Mistress
10 Years
Apr 15, 2009
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Rat snap traps set under milk crates have worked well for me dealing with my squirrel/chipmunk issues. They are a serious pain, but at least they don't eat chickens. Just eggs, bulbs from the garden, fruit from your trees...

Good luck.
 

desertdarlene

Crowing
11 Years
Aug 4, 2010
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San Diego
You could trap them, but then what? If you release them, they can come back or they can cause problems or die if relocated to a totally new area.

If they're ground squirrels, it's possible that you can bury your fence a little or put some kind of wire or covering on the ground that they would have a hard time getting through.
 

hipeatall

Songster
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Mar 2, 2009
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Oh my... I didn't know that they stole eggs! Crazy squirrels!
I guess my dogs probably keep them away from the chickens... they are very protective of our birds.
 

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