Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Chick15, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

    Aug 20, 2010
    No way would I dump my problem on someone else. Dispose of them, it's not like they're a rare species.
  2. A very effective, and fun, trap can be made by filling a 5-gallon bucket about half full of water, sprinkling sunflower seed on top to cover the water, (they float) and setting a few boards leading up to the top of the bucket like ramps. Greedy little b*****d jumps in to chow down on seeds......how long to you figure he can tread water? ANSWER: Not long enough. I once had a family of red squirrels living in a shed and I used this rig on them. It killed all three in one afternoon; there they were all lined up face down in the water. I "recycled" them as bait in my weasel boxes. This works wonderfully on chipmunks and field mice as well.
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  3. joan1708

    joan1708 Songster

    May 14, 2011
    DFW - mid cities, Tx
    You could cook the squirrels you kill and feed them to the chickens.
  4. firestrike09

    firestrike09 In the Brooder

    Jul 2, 2012
    Dawsonville Ga
    Or just eat em urself, squirrels mix well with chili.
  5. Breaded and fried hind-quarters are hard to beat! The only difficult part is that squirrels are just about the hardest thing on the plant to skin.
  6. firestrike09

    firestrike09 In the Brooder

    Jul 2, 2012
    Dawsonville Ga
    Couldnt agree more!
  7. Mattemma

    Mattemma Crowing

    Aug 12, 2009
    Finally I got a picture of one.I have to work fast otherwise my kids see and I am faced with,
    "Let it go,let it go!"

    I secured the trap.Caught a little possum the other day too. Tells me I got a momma and babies out there too.When the kids are back in school I am going to try my hand at skinning those squirrels.

  8. looneyrooster

    looneyrooster In the Brooder

    Jul 25, 2012
    Cracked eggsXDThe squirrel probally hit it with its knuckles to check whether it is a good nut or bad nut and it cracked,bad nut XD
  9. mrsc1951

    mrsc1951 Songster

    May 15, 2011
    Largo, Florida
    My DH got me a pellet rifle for Mother's Day.[​IMG] Yeah, LOL! My father taught me to shoot from the time I was 5 or 6 so I'm a pretty good shot. Since we live in the city, i can't use my 22 but have become very proficient with the pellet rifle using the pointed pellets. If a squirrel falls close to my girls and is still moving at all, the girls dig in. I've seen them kill a rat before and squirrels are rats with fluffy tails. I say shoot 'em and be done with it. If the chickens get extra protein from a pest, so be it. I didn't know that the squirrels would go into the coop but twice in the last month or so I have found my bantam's eggs outside the coop and cracked. Only the bantam eggs - I guess the others are too big because I have year old Australorps and Brahmas - just the one bantam EE. Just me HO.
  10. WinklerFarms

    WinklerFarms Songster

    Aug 17, 2011
    Central Minnesota
    Your dh sounds like such a romantic! Lol. :lol:

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