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Squirel in My run

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by coaster, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. coaster

    coaster Hatching

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    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 ?
     
  2. mjdtexan

    mjdtexan Songster

    Sep 30, 2008
    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.
     
  3. panner123

    panner123 Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    Squirel stew is right tasty. That will keep themn out.
     
  4. 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.
     
  5. Beaker's Mom

    Beaker's Mom In the Brooder

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    Oct 12, 2008
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    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.
     
  6. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Songster

    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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