Tin pie plates?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by TheOLDNewChick, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. TheOLDNewChick

    TheOLDNewChick I'm an original

    Jun 12, 2007
    Tioga, Louisiana
    Last night, something got the little pullet I had nursed back to health a few months ago. Just.. left her there dead. My dad thinks it was a mink, which will suck the blood and leave it's victim there. My mom suggested tin pie plates, like people put up to keep deer from a garden, or birds out of an apple tree. Think it might work?




    R.I.P Talula Belle. [​IMG]


    ;;edited for spelling errors and to add something;;
     
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  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    I am sorry about your Talula Belle!

    No, pie plates won't work. Most predators hunt at night and won't see them. You need to reinforce your coop/pen. Finding the entrances and blocking them is your only sure fire deterrant other than trapping and disposal.
     
  3. TheOLDNewChick

    TheOLDNewChick I'm an original

    Jun 12, 2007
    Tioga, Louisiana
    Okay.. Thanks. I was about to start rebuilding anyway.
     

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