Squirel in My run

coaster

Hatching
11 Years
Sep 26, 2008
3
0
7
yesterday I found a squirel in my chicken run and now this morning I found the food container empty and scattered all over the floor. Will a squirel harm my chickens or eat the eggs ?
 

mjdtexan

Songster
11 Years
Sep 30, 2008
1,895
4
169
Houston(ish)
I know he will steal the feed. We have several bird feeders hanging. The squirels figure out how to climb down the rope, hang on the feeder and get the seeds out.
 

Enchanted Sunrise Farms

Crowing
12 Years
Apr 26, 2007
4,255
48
274
Fair Oaks, California
i have heard they will eat the eggs. We have a lot of squirrels in our yard. But i keep them happy and away from the chicken pens by offering up baskets of peanuts every day. If i run out, i do see them sneaking up on the chicken pens.
 

Beaker's Mom

In the Brooder
11 Years
Oct 12, 2008
10
0
22
Northern California
I too have just discovered what I think is a squirrel problem. For the past week, the feeder has been empty every day when I go in. My coop has a cement floor and the run is dirt and today I discovered a tunnel from the outside under the cement floor into the dirt run. So far, no harm to the chickens or the eggs. So tomorrow I have to figure out how to fix this problem.
 

wilds of pa

Songster
12 Years
Feb 17, 2007
2,601
23
211
The Blue Mountains of Pa
Just watch they don't poo in the feeder and your chickens are eating it.. Can get your Chicky's sick..

I hate the little critters myself, they are always after and in my turkey runs..I have a friend that comes here and takes them out for me.. He eats them and uses there fur for making fishing lures..Now this is only grays, i told him don't kill the reds as there are not many of them here..

Charlie
 

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