Trapping a weasel (or mink?)??

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by slfg, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. slfg

    slfg Out Of The Brooder

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    I found a hen dead this morning with a chewed up neck, no other marks on it. I'm thinking it's a weasel or a mink? I've trapped coons, possums, and skunks before, but no a weasel.

    How have you successfully trapped one? Someone told me a pvc pipe with a rat trap inside? Will my havahart live trap work? What do you use for bait? (I already got rid of the dead hen without thinking)

    So aggravating! They just started laying too. I'm determined not to lose anymore hens...of course I've said that before and lost an entire flock before.

    Any ideas appreciated! :he
     
  2. Vytania

    Vytania Just Hatched

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    I think I need some ideas too. I just lost my precious Sally, a cuckoo maran yesterday. I got home to my son telling me one of my hens was missing. I went looking and found a pile of feathers next to the fence and her headless body on the other side of the fence where she was drug through. Couldn't have been a hawk because it's a semi wooded area and her body was under a small tree with branches touching the ground and hard to get to. We couldn't get to her body to bury her last night so my dad came over to do it in daylight and said her whole head was gone. My poor baby! [​IMG]
    I'm thinking it was a weasel or mink from what I've been reading and whatever it is I want it gone so my other babies can go outside.
     
  3. jetdog

    jetdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My friend traps them with a have a heart he wires in the dead chicken so they have to fight for it and had good success doing this, he has caught fishers and mink this way.
     
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  4. jruhle

    jruhle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've sucessfully trapped mink by placing the trap where they got in the coop. Leghold traps work well and they make a ruckus when it snaps on them.
     
  5. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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