@@ Why every nook and cranny must be secure in your coops

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by zook, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. zook

    zook Chirping

    Sep 21, 2013
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    Here is the mink that killed all my laying hens last month. Killed my 10 girls that had only just started laying. Ripped all their throats out. This happened about 10am on a sunny day. It was still going through the nest box when I got my air rifle and ended his killing spree. I live in an area that mink farming pretty much supports most business one way or another, so raising poultry can be hard. This was the only visit this year although one "accidentally" ran under my truck while driving a few miles from home.[​IMG] I always go to the barn now with a pistol in case. Took nearly a month of going over each and every pen to find any opening. The local mink farm supplier says all the caging they make for the industry is 1" x 1" welded wire mesh so if that can keep them in it should keep them out of your coop. Hope that helps anyone that may have that problem with similar predators.

  2. Coop Deville

    Coop Deville Songster

    Mar 19, 2012
    Good shooting, and sorry for your loss.
  3. Irishhenman

    Irishhenman Songster

    Jul 2, 2013
    It is almost impossible to keep mink out, they will find any gap in the wire. They will chew through exposed wood and can burrow in under runs if they do not have a wire under layer. I have been fortunate with mink but I know not everyone has the same luck.
  4. MyPetNugget

    MyPetNugget Enjoying the cold!!!

    So sorry for your loss .[​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2013

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