Weasel in chickens

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  1. Winchester94

    Winchester94 Fawn

    Mar 21, 2016
    How is the best way to stop a weasel from killing My chickens???
  2. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

    May 28, 2003
    In the basement
    I don't know, kill it maybe:)
  3. Snareman2

    Snareman2 12 pointer

    Feb 25, 2007
    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.
  4. KYote-Krusher

    KYote-Krusher 10 pointer

    Jan 12, 2006
    South Central Kentucky
    NO NO NO!!
    THERAPY and DRUGS .... he's really a good weasel!! :D
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  5. Grey

    Grey Spike

    Nov 15, 2013
    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?
  6. ptbrauch

    ptbrauch 12 pointer

    Nov 10, 2004
    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:

  7. web splitter

    web splitter 6 pointer

    Feb 3, 2015
    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.
  8. Dark Cloud

    Dark Cloud 10 pointer

    Aug 14, 2009
    Lawrence Co.
    Nothing like those old cartoons
  9. Nock

    Nock 12 pointer

    Sep 9, 2012
    butler co
    Find the hole. Get you a 110.
  10. EC

    EC 12 pointer

    Jul 13, 2003
    Louisville, KY.
    Get a trap like this.
    Put a chunk of meat in it. Place in chicken coop overnight. The next morning, apply 12 gauge shotgun.
  11. EdLongshanks

    EdLongshanks 12 pointer

    Nov 16, 2013
    Northern Kentucky
    If you are a hipster raising chickens in an urban environment, I recommend a large garbage can and a garden hose.
  12. KYT

    KYT 8 pointer

    May 3, 2008
    Eastern Ky.
    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.
  13. barney

    barney 12 pointer

    Oct 11, 2005
    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.

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  14. EC

    EC 12 pointer

    Jul 13, 2003
    Louisville, KY.

    That's pretty neat. That's one we didn't learn in the Boy Scouts...when it used to be the Boy Scouts.
  15. barney

    barney 12 pointer

    Oct 11, 2005
    The guy has neat channel for sure.

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