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How to Get Rid of Weasels

Those sneaky little weasels! They are really pesky little creatures and one of the main concerns of a weasel nuisance if you have a poultry farm. Yes, they love the taste of chicken, and it doesn’t have to be fried or grilled! Weasels are very combative and can kill many chickens in one hunt. So, if you are needing some helpful tips on how to get rid of those mean little creatures, here are a few.


This is a very handy way to catch that sneaky little guy! Use some raw meat to lure him into the cage. Make sure to set the trap where it will only close when he is actually inside the trap. Also, there are some people that say that a weasel will not go inside of a trap that he can actually see through, (who knows why?). So, find something where you can partially cover the trap, so you can be sneaky just like him! Then travel, far, far away from your home and set him free. This would be the most humane method of getting rid of a weasel.

Animal Control or Pest Removal Companies

Here is another suggestion that I think is plausible in working to get rid of a weasel. I’m not sure exactly how your local Animal Control would go about catching it, but they may at least be able to make some suggestions of their own if they are unable to help you. Also, there are actually pest removal companies that specialize in weasel removal. I’m not sure how pricey it is, but it might be worth it to you.

Lethal Measures

Mind you people, I’m not saying that this is the route to go, but it is one way that you can get rid of a weasel, permanently. Yes, it might not be the preferred method of all, but it’s sometimes a preferred method for farmers that are tired of their money earning chickens being feasting upon for free. It’s the old shotgun. Yes, I said it, shotgun! For all of those that don’t agree with me, I understand. It’s just a possible method of taking care of the problem.

So, here are some tips of getting that sneaky weasel out of your hair and to some, chicken barns. Some ways are more humane than others, but it’s just really up to each individual as to what method suits them the best. Regardless of which one you choose, I wished you the best possible luck!

1 Comment

  1. Thank you. I set out a live trap for a weasel that has feasted on at least 16 of my chickens, got 10 in one night and hauled all but 1 off, but the weasel managed to move the live trap, wedge a rock under the trip plate and yet again got a free meal. From the looks of it, it just ate it through the wire and never went inside the trap. Will try covering it tonight with bark or a sheet and see if I can get the little bugger.

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