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Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by Winchester94, Feb 12, 2017.
How is the best way to stop a weasel from killing My chickens???
I don't know, kill it maybe
If you put the chickens in a coop at night, look for the hole where the weasel is getting in, either block it or put a trap by it.
NO NO NO!!
THERAPY and DRUGS .... he's really a good weasel!!
Give your chickens away and that way he can kill someone else's chickens. Seriously though I have never seen a live weasel, but found a dead one in my parents yard a few years ago. I have heard they are tough animals and have no idea what could have killed it. Are you sure that it was a weasel because many animals like a meal of chicken? What evidence did you find?
I'd probably use a badger to keep the weasel population under control.
But also, here's a video I found that might be useful:
A weasel is a smart critter that can get through just about any hole in a fence. With that said, find where it is getting in the coup and trap it. If not, you may run out of chickens pretty quickly.
Nothing like those old cartoons
Find the hole. Get you a 110.
Get a trap like this.
Put a chunk of meat in it. Place in chicken coop overnight. The next morning, apply 12 gauge shotgun.
If you are a hipster raising chickens in an urban environment, I recommend a large garbage can and a garden hose.
First, I doubt it is a weasel. Could be, but there are a host of other critters that also kill chickens and are far more common. Including :rats, mink, possums, coons, foxes, owls, etc. If you can tell where it is coming in, put a no. 1 steel trap there. that will catch any of the above, including a weasel. If you can't tell how it is getting in, set several steel traps along the walls of the chicken coop. the traps should be secured so they won't be carried off if something gets caught. You may have to cage the chickens is a separate spot or wall off the traps to keep chickens out of them until the culprit is caught. Don't assume there is only one perpetrator.
I would use a Mojave scissor snare. Mainly because the trap can be made from common materials around the homestead for free, and requires no shotgun.
That's pretty neat. That's one we didn't learn in the Boy Scouts...when it used to be the Boy Scouts.
The guy has neat channel for sure.