Squirrels In Chicken Feed!!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by janderson0302, May 12, 2010.

  1. janderson0302

    janderson0302 Hatching

    Apr 18, 2010
    How do I keep them out? anyone heard of cayenne pepper in the feed?
  2. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Lots of folks put cayenne pepper in the feed cause its a natural wormer.

    I dont know if it will keep the squirrels out tho'. They are certainly pesky once they find your feed stash.

    What about putting it in giant trash cans with the lock down lids?

    BTW... [​IMG]
  3. flakey chick

    flakey chick Songster

    May 3, 2007
    Our local specialty bird food store used to carry the liquid spray to treat your feed. They stopped carrying it because it lost effectiveness too quickly. They suggested to check with local feed stores. (I haven't yet though).
  4. ChIck3n

    ChIck3n Chirping

    Apr 12, 2010
    Texas A&M
    Hot pepper will work. I put habanero in my birdseed once and the squirrels flipped out, but I didn't like risking my eyes around that stuff so I gave up. You might try other kinds of hot pepper if you like. However, I find the best deterrent to be a .22 rifle, it's cheap and effective. Anything else I have tried, the squirrels find ways around.

    Metal containers would work for storage, but would do nothing to stop them getting in the feed you give the birds.
    Last edited: May 12, 2010

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