Squrrill control

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by ga_goat, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. ga_goat

    ga_goat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm feeding about as many squrrills as chickens ,, any way to drive them off , tried treadel type walk in trap , caught 4 chickens - no squrrills , tried hanging old cd's and pie plates ,, didn't work , can't shoot them too many houses too close, except for 22 cal rat shot and that just makes them mad . tried floor sweepings from the barber shop - didn't work I have stood in my chicken pen and counted as many as 20 of them in the trees just outside the pen ,,, any ideas ?????
     
  2. fishman65

    fishman65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1200fps gamo air rifle....get pba pellets they fly faster and pack more punch...the gamo whisper is very quiet and very powerfull...any quiet air gun with at least 1000 fps will get the job done fast and quiet and are a blast to use....they also are great on grackles and starlings.
     
  3. ga_goat

    ga_goat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will try that tho it isn't the noise that's the problem , no law/rule against shooting here it's just the location of the chicken pens , I keep a 12 gague in the feed room for dogs in the goat pen and have used it with no local ill effects.
     
  4. ChickcrazyCharlie

    ChickcrazyCharlie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A good pellet gun and pick good,clear shots.
     
  5. Hens & Hounds

    Hens & Hounds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2

    also, do you own any dogs? cause really they are the best for squirrel control [​IMG]

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    we had doberman before we adopted 2 hounds & my dh was being funny w/ this pic [​IMG]
     
  6. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ditto on the gamo.

    You could also secure your chicken feed with a counter weight chicken feeder. the feeder does not open unless a chicken is standing on the platform. There are plans in the coop forum.
     
  7. Snack Giver

    Snack Giver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we also feed squirls, crows, little tiny finches, raccoons, etc. you name it, they come into the yard. except for raccoons, none of them bother me. today my leghorn was in a chasing game with a crow. fun to watch. i could never shoot a squirl.
     
  8. ga_goat

    ga_goat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got 4 dogs and 2 cats all worthless ( actually they are all my wifes ).
     
  9. madmantrapper

    madmantrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pellet guns and such are a joke for squirrels. Get a 410. Pretty safe in neighborhoods, not to loud, gets the job done.
     
  10. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Use RAT traps in the trees baited with peanut butter.

    Put some wire around your live trap with openings big enough for squirrels but too small for chickens.

    If your trap is very big though, the squirrels may not be heavy enough to release the trigger
     

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