Best way to prevent pests

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Re: Best way to prevent pests

Post by Dutch lady » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:29 am

I like your tactics thegawd. Aggressive offense. Eliminate on sight and ask no questions.
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Re: Best way to prevent pests

Post by ross » Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:54 pm

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Re: Best way to prevent pests

Post by spuddog59 » Sun May 03, 2020 3:18 pm

So would you keep the ferret outside? Put it out on a leash? Would the scent alarm the birds too?
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Re: Best way to prevent pests

Post by windwalkingwolf » Fri May 15, 2020 1:30 am

spuddog59 wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 3:18 pm
So would you keep the ferret outside? Put it out on a leash? Would the scent alarm the birds too?
Keep the ferret in your house, and spread its litter or bedding around your coops. No, the birds are not seemingly bothered by the smell of weasel urine/scat. The sight of them, however, will freak them out. Weasels as pets are not my personal cup of tea, but I know two people who do this and swear by it.
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Re: Best way to prevent pests

Post by JimW » Sat May 16, 2020 2:42 pm

And having an intact ferret, that still has its scent glands, in your house, will help with social distancing as well, as nobody will want to come into your house. lol
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Re: Best way to prevent pests

Post by lolotsung » Mon Jul 05, 2021 1:40 pm

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Re: Best way to prevent pests

Post by thegawd » Tue Jul 06, 2021 1:52 pm

hahaha I just put a coon in a grave! second one this year. this time a kid alerted me. this one was out in the day and my oldest was picking berries over by the barn... said the coon came at her. it's dead now.

moving on.
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Re: Best way to prevent pests

Post by thegawd » Tue Jul 06, 2021 1:57 pm

my grandma says she kept the ferret outside. in a purpose built cage hanging on the north side of the chicken coop. it was a pet and was not altered. it got to run around outside everyday and came back to them and to its cage at will. ferrets are cute, smart ass little devils.

man are they ever expensive now a days. but then again I havent actually really looked into getting one. I should. my grandma still swears that I need one.
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