Something keeps getting into my feed....

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by chickenlady81, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. chickenlady81

    chickenlady81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 10, 2008
    Weare, NH
    I have been keeping my feed in bins that have locking lids in one of my barn stalls. Something keeps coming in and opening the lids and eating the feed. I was wondering since now i moved the feed into the basement will it go after my chickens in the coop?
     
  2. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

    Mar 17, 2010
    Western Washington
    Can you attach a bungie cord to lock your lids down? Trail cameras work well.
     
  3. RM44

    RM44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first guess would be coon. They are clever little creatures that can take the lids off garbage cans to get to the trash inside. I wouldn't be surprised at all to find them able to get into your feed. I keep mine in a galvanized trash can with a metal chain run through the can handles and through the top so they can't get the lid off.
     
  4. Ceilismom

    Ceilismom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If it is a raccoon, it will most certainly try to go after your chickens. If you take away one easy feed source, it will look for another. Whether it will be successful depends on your coop.
     

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