Squirrels invading my coop.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Jferlisi, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    So i have two squirrels living under my coop and i believe they are stealing my eggs. I have seen them going in and out of my coop. Is there another way other than a trap to get rid of them?
     
  2. SunnyCalifornia

    SunnyCalifornia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BB gun?
     
  3. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    I cant get close enough to use one.
     
  4. Chickencoop1996

    Chickencoop1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2011
    southern nh
    I carry around a 9mm if there has been a lot of yotes and bears around and a 22. If there has been squirrels and small game
     
  5. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Call Boyd and tell him to come get his kids!
     
  6. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    You could throw out birdseed with sunflower seed in the mornings and they'll opt for that instead! [​IMG] (love my squirrels [​IMG]). (I've never had a squirrel even remotely interested in eggs, by the way....)
    JJ
     
  7. NHchicks

    NHchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How about some kind of trap?
     
  8. FiveAcres

    FiveAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Live traps are certainly an option but you then need a disposal method [​IMG]
     
  9. Mark & Nique

    Mark & Nique Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get a pump pullet gun...pump it up!

    Squirrels will always return. Be ready for an always war
     
  10. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    I checked at our feed store has live traps for 70 bucks which ill pass, on that. If i where to raise the boxes higher off the ground would that help? Mine are maybe a foot off the ground and i was thinking of raising it at least to 3 or 4 feet. Would they still lay there or no?
    *edit would that help prevent squirrels too?
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2011

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