Tips on Scaring Away a Racoon

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Ilovemyladies!, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. Ilovemyladies!

    Ilovemyladies! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since I don't have a live trap, although I'm looking for one, is turning on the radio and locking up help? And what are some more ideas on scaring it away?
     
  2. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    the radio will keep them away for a while and then they get used to it and locking up will help XXXXXXXX1000000000 times a million [​IMG]
     
  3. Gotta Love the Drake

    Gotta Love the Drake Out Of The Brooder

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    A big dog. Or an electric fence.
     
  4. Ilovemyladies!

    Ilovemyladies! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like awhile as in the whole night or say a couple of hours?
     
  5. Ilovemyladies!

    Ilovemyladies! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And we have 3 big labradors and 3 little mutts but I do gotta say they are doing their jobs [​IMG]
     
  6. My11BabyChicks

    My11BabyChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    check out Zareba.com

    We got out electric fence from them after we lost 7 hens to a raccoon.
     
  7. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Most people lock their chickens in a VERY secure coop all night. Raccoons will hunt during the day, but a secure coop at night is the best deterrent. All night.
     
  8. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Hot wire is an excellent deterrant. Works for everything else too, not just coons.
     
  9. farmdude

    farmdude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ilovemyladies! :

    And we have 3 big labradors and 3 little mutts but I do gotta say they are doing their jobs [​IMG]

    My 15 year old lab died on February 3rd. Within a week all my ducks were killed and by spring I had lost over 50 chickens. I never had a problem while she was alive. Now I have everything locked up tight.​
     
  10. The only surefire way to keep away a raccoon is to off it. Without a live trap, you have to use the frontiersman trick. Get a board with a hole in it and hammer in two nails at an angle like this: \\ / beneath them place something shiny. Raccoons hoard shiny things. Place it by a water source or known raccoon source. Eventually you will find a raccoon sitting there, trapped, because of his lust for shiny and unwillingness to let it go even though there are nails impeding his hand. At this point shoot the no-good SOB before he eats more of your flock.
     

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