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Chicken house raided #7806033
02/24/23 08:30 AM
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Just got a text from my grandson. 15 of his chickens were killed overnight. He said feathers everywhere and minimal to no blood. I'll have to wait until after work to investigate. Any guesses as to what the culprit is? TIA

Re: Chicken house raided [Re: whartonrattrappe] #7806036
02/24/23 08:31 AM
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Weasel

Re: Chicken house raided [Re: whartonrattrappe] #7806037
02/24/23 08:33 AM
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Or mink never had experience with weasel in chicken house

Re: Chicken house raided [Re: whartonrattrappe] #7806045
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Either of the above or coon maybe?


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Re: Chicken house raided [Re: whartonrattrappe] #7806046
02/24/23 08:38 AM
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Thanks guys. A little more info trickling in, he says the rooster came after his Gramma and she just got rid of it a couple days ago.

This is in a extremely rural setting with a creek passing near by so a mink or weasel seems about right.

None of the Chickens are missing.

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Re: Chicken house raided [Re: whartonrattrappe] #7806056
02/24/23 08:43 AM
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Re: Chicken house raided [Re: whartonrattrappe] #7806072
02/24/23 08:56 AM
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I live on top of the Mt no water around for miles an have caught 2 mink right by the chicken coop this year ..just inspect the carcasses should give you a better answer

Re: Chicken house raided [Re: whartonrattrappe] #7806077
02/24/23 08:57 AM
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Yep, I would say weasel or mink. The killer will be back at the crime scene so if you have a camera set it up in the hen house. Setup a weasel/mink box right along the hen house on the outside and bait in the back of box with fish/smelt etc..


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Re: Chicken house raided [Re: whartonrattrappe] #7806091
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sounds like a mink

Re: Chicken house raided [Re: whartonrattrappe] #7806140
02/24/23 10:27 AM
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Thanks again guys! I'm going to set a couple Weasel/ Mink boxes. I believe the boxes I have the entrance hole is 1 1/4" is that sufficient for mink?

Re: Chicken house raided [Re: whartonrattrappe] #7806152
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You'll get a lot of opinions, but 1-1/4" is small I would say 2-1/2" for mink

Re: Chicken house raided [Re: whartonrattrappe] #7806153
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Open up one end and use a 120 with a trip wire.


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Re: Chicken house raided [Re: Keystonekiller] #7806162
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Originally Posted by Keystonekiller
I live on top of the Mt no water around for miles an have caught 2 mink right by the chicken coop this year ..just inspect the carcasses should give you a better answer

I see more mink roaming the timber deer hunting than anywhere

Re: Chicken house raided [Re: Eagleye] #7806164
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Originally Posted by Eagleye
You'll get a lot of opinions, but 1-1/4" is small I would say 2-1/2" for mink


Thank you! That's what I thought. I originally made them for Weasels.

Re: Chicken house raided [Re: 8117 Steve R] #7806195
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Originally Posted by 8117 Steve R
Open up one end and use a 120 with a trip wire.

That's how I roll- trip wire or pan
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Re: Chicken house raided [Re: jalstat] #7806217
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Originally Posted by jalstat
Originally Posted by Keystonekiller
I live on top of the Mt no water around for miles an have caught 2 mink right by the chicken coop this year ..just inspect the carcasses should give you a better answer

I see more mink roaming the timber deer hunting than anywhere

I never heard of mink hunting deer before! laugh


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Re: Chicken house raided [Re: whartonrattrappe] #7806254
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Our friend lost 4 to a weasel, he found it in the ceiling insulation, shot it

Re: Chicken house raided [Re: whartonrattrappe] #7811790
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Trapping barn rats in the chicken and pig barn, picked up this mink in the window sill set lol. 5 from the chickens no harm was done

Re: Chicken house raided [Re: Furfool12] #7811796
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Good job

Re: Chicken house raided [Re: whartonrattrappe] #7811850
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Did you catch the culprit?


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