I now declare war

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Re: I now declare war

Postby cowgirl8 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:51 am

M.Magis wrote:Could be mice stealing the chips.
Fly bait is available at the local farm store. Make sure no pets can get near it, they'll be dead before you know what happened.

I would guess that too other than the I have cats everywhere...but I guess it could be mice. I feed the cats good before I put the bait out so they aren't interested in eating... Probably one good reason not to use a poison unless I can put the cats somewhere for the night, not too concerned if they get caught in the live trap..
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Re: I now declare war

Postby cowgirl8 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:11 am

Still no catch. But, it did rain 2 inches and trap was sprung and he didn't touch chickens in pen. Tonight, maybe tonight....
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Re: I now declare war

Postby farmerjan » Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:52 pm

Strawberrys or pieces of watermelon or cantaloupe....catches groundhogs, coons, skunks.....I can just set an empty trap next to the small "chicken tractor" and they go in just trying to find a way into the coop. Heard the chickens squawking about midnight, ran out and there is a coon, had dug under the side where the ground was soft from the rain, so I opened the side door that the chickens use when I turn them out loose, opened the little door in back and beat the SOB with a stick to make him get out since I wasn't gonna take a chance of hitting the chickens. 2 nights later, he was right back and walked right into the havahart, no bait, nothing. Have some friends that have coon dogs so they come get them and bring back the trap next day. Set it and 2 nights later got a skunk looking for a way in. 22 short to head, stinky trap but it is set again. Get tired of dealing with them but....

If your trap is a little small, a BIG BOAR coon can go in, reach for the bait and his back can hold up the door enough to be able to back out. I use the biggest trap I can find so that the varmit has to go way in before they can reach the trip plate and the door will fall all the way down. Watched a male that went into a smaller trap, and his back end was far enough back that the trap door just fell on his back and he backed out. Smart ba$#@t@#d.
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Re: I now declare war

Postby ddd75 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:52 pm

i take high tensile wire and put 2 traps together. that works for the smarter ones.
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Re: I now declare war

Postby jkwilson » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:38 am

ddd75 wrote:every night I was 2 different mothers take their 4 young coons (8 total) and run across the woods I just bulldozed.

They run across different times every night or i'd wait with a gun.. they are smart!

they won't fall for my live traps anymore.. i've killed dozens.


Get some dog-proof coon traps. They trap when the coon reaches down a tube to get the bait. The disadvantage is that you have to shoot the coon or handle it, but coons are naturally curious and they reach in for the goodies.
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Re: I now declare war

Postby cowgirl8 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:55 am

I think the coon gave up. He cant get my chickens anymore so he's moved on. Unless I see he's trying to get in my coop, i'll just leave him be.
I have another invention i'm about to get the paten ball rolling on. Its a chicken invention and not only am I excited about it, my husband is. He never gets excited about my ideas...lol..probably because I have at least one a day. But when I told him about this one, he said, Wow....So I made one and the whole family is excited about it. Plan to talk to the patent guy this week. Once its patent pending i'll post pictures. Its one of those things that makes you say, Why didn't I think of it....I was actually surprised I've found nothing even near what I've made. This one will be big....I think, probably... No, its good.
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