Varmints in the garden
Ok, I live in an historical neighborhood. My house is an off-grade house built in 1922. I have chickens
and the rats (which we've always had) seem to like bird seed
, but the actually seem to like my soil best! They burrow into the ground and dig up my plants trying to get at the earthworms that I've spent so much effort trying to attract. Now, it's not all that bad. I'm sure that I have a few earthworms left
The only thing is, I'd like to figure out some secret weapon to help me drive them away.
I've reduced their habitat around the yard
and continue to do so. I'm limiting the places that they can hide under, etc.
I've learned how to bait traps, but that's a loosing game and they defeat the traps more often than not.
The chicken coop
is now super armored with chicken
wire going down 3 feet all around the base and the base is nothing but chicken wire across the ground as overkill. They have now chewed through the wood
of the frame to make holes in. Sheesh!
Aside from trying to figure out Sepp Holzer
's Bone Salve recipe, do you have any ideas?