So many weasels!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by chickendogblake, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. chickendogblake

    chickendogblake Just Hatched

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    It seems like every time I get rid of a weasel, I see another one the very next day. This has been going on for weeks. I'm in the process of catching the fourth one at this very moment. Is this my only option? To trap them and get rid of them that way? If I didn't have chickens I wouldn't bother with them, because I kind of like them, but I don't want to risk a loss. We haven't had any attacks yet, and I'd rather keep it that way, but I know for a fact they have been in the coop. Does anyone else have weasel problems? I figured owls would keep them away, but we have owls hanging around as well.
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    1/2" hardware cloth securely attached with screws and washers in tight intervals or covered with screwed on wood trim on the edges over any opening larger than 1" on the coop.
     
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  3. nate_o23

    nate_o23 Out Of The Brooder

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    Poultry netting is useless go with the hardware cloth. They can squeeze through very small holes
     
  4. nate_o23

    nate_o23 Out Of The Brooder

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    +1 on what aart said
     

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