Weasel trap!

lone cedar farm

10 Years
Jan 25, 2009
Menlo, Ga.
This is a homemade trap anyone can do that will catch these little pest! This works....try it you'll be amazed at how soon you'll catch one.

Take a big glass gallon jug or larger, bury the jug up to neck just bellow the top, put a raw chicken neck in the jug and let it fall to the bottom! Yes a weasle can get his head in the opening and thats all it takes the rest of him will go in but he cant get back out because the glass is slippery. What you do with him after this is up to you, I know what I do with them but thats me.

Oh yeah, if the weasel is dead you will never get him back out, what you can do is turn a cage up on its side with the door open, turn the jug over and he will go out and into the cage, watch out their fast and can jump and bite so make sure you hold the jug in the cage opening untill the right time to remove it and shut the cage door. If not kill the weasle in the jug and disspose of both, If you have access to lots of glass jugs this works.

This trap works on the lesser weasel we have in the south and may not work on his bigger cousins unless the top is larger.
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◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊
11 Years
Aug 19, 2008
Thanks! We had a weasel attack and killed 3 of our chickens last year.
But then he disappeared somewhere...we think the hawks or an owl or something else got him.

But we are still very worried about one coming back. So maybe we will set this trap out sometime and see what happens.

Thanks so much for sharing! You might have just saved us our flock of chickens!

das fisch

In the Brooder
10 Years
Mar 31, 2009
southern Maine
wooden box, about the size of a shoe box with a 1.5"-2" hole in one end. rat trap set inside box with trigger below forementioned hole. bait in back of box. works real well.


10 Years
Apr 20, 2009
One better up north or any where you get weasels. Get 1 to 1 1/2 in maybe 2in pvc pipe and bury it outside and in your pen. Put it at a 45 degree angle and drop some chicken parts in it they go for that and can not turn around to get out. Between the angle andf the food they eat it just does not work. Have done it for 3 years just check those tubes or it smells really bad.


Flock Mistress
10 Years
Apr 15, 2009
Thanks! I have a weasel living close to my chickens. He hasn't bothered them, but I have been contemplating getting rid of him. I just had no idea how to go about it. I even have the perfect jug to use!


In the Brooder
6 Years
Jul 6, 2013
This is a genius idea! I will have to try it, I would have never thought of this! Thanks!


In the Brooder
5 Years
May 28, 2014
For the first time since we started our new flock (in February) after loosing all ours to a weasel this past winter, I feel Hope!!! Thank you so much! Not sure where I'm going to find a glass gallon jug, but you can be sure I won't stop until I do.
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