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WE have a problem

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by GoldenSparrow, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so mad;[​IMG] I thought my 4 chickens were eating a lot of food latly, but No the chipmunks are eating all the chicken food I leave out for the chickens!!!!

    We have a TON Of them. What should I do? There like squirrels, they can get the food no mater where I put it. [​IMG]

    Even If I put it in the coop, they go thought the chicken door, and eat it.

    I really could use so help on these little food snatchers [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Thanks
     
  2. harveyhorses

    harveyhorses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try hanging the feeder about 6 - 8 inches off the ground?

    What kind of fencing do you have? They can get through really small spaces, so hardware cloth if you don't already have it.
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2011
  3. flash5153

    flash5153 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In .22 seconds I think I can come up with 4-10 possible ways to solve your problem. Starting now,,,,,20 gauge,12 gauge,smith and wesson,ruger,remington, bb gun,slingshot,,,,,,,,,, maybe wire the coop tighter(tough to do),,,,,,,,,use a live trap,,,,,,,,,,,,or just buy extra food and put a blanket and fresh fruit out for them too,,,they like nuts!!! lol


    LOL. I know this didn't help much,,just having a little fun with my coffee. Them little buggers are going to be tough to scare off. If you don't want to shoot them ,,,it really is going to be a problem.
     
  4. harveyhorses

    harveyhorses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL I can see ME trying to shoot a chipmunk! "hey would you just sit still for one second? blam, wait come back I need to try again!" They are just so fast and twitchy, and, well, my aim isn't the greatest! I think I would do better (me not the rest of you!) with a club.
     
  5. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:LOL I can see ME trying to shoot a chipmunk! "hey would you just sit still for one second? blam, wait come back I need to try again!" They are just so fast and twitchy, and, well, my aim isn't the greatest! I think I would do better (me not the rest of you!) with a club.

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  6. mulewagon

    mulewagon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try mixing a lot of red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper with the feed. The chickens don't taste it (some folks say it makes them lay more!) but it should deter mammals.
     
  7. Keara

    Keara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one word.......CAT
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:X2
     
  9. millebantam

    millebantam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The 'ol "Sunflower seed/water Bucket of death" works great for me. I got 44 of those "little rats wearin' fancy clothes" jackals in 2 days.
     
  10. discoveregg

    discoveregg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Exactly how does that work?
     

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