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Something out there likes to chew on rubber

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by flowergirl60, May 29, 2011.

  1. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Austin Tx
    I've been waking up to let the girls out and finding my DH flip flops chewed up and my grandson's foam baseball bat chewed. Do raccoons chew on things? We don't have a dog and our yard is totally fenced in.
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Rats chew on rubber.
     
  3. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Austin Tx
    Thanks Mahonri, I can't believe I didin't think of that.[​IMG]
     
  4. Wisher1000

    Wisher1000 Bama Biddy

    Rats chew on chickens, too - time to get the traps out!
     
  5. rebel-rousing-at-night

    rebel-rousing-at-night Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Austin Tx
    So will they chew on big chickens? They can't get in my coop I don't think. I checked all around and can't see any where large enough to get in. My chickens free range all day. DH and I are trying to decide traps or putting some poison under the deck. That's where we think they are. The chickens cannot get under the deck. The deck is only 3" off the ground.
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2011
  7. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's a new one! [​IMG] I've used all types of stuff as bait and lures but never tried a set with a flipflop dangling over a trap [​IMG]

    But serously, it's amazing how small of a gap a rat or mouse can squeeze thru. Also look for signs of digging
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2011
  8. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2011
    Austin Tx
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  9. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    The critter chewing on the flip flops and foam bat might be drawn by the salt from perspiration instead of the rubber itself. Either way, I wouldn't want them near my chickens!
     

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