posted on Jul, 11 2020 @ 10:50 AM
I just wanted to share my farm woes.
A few weeks ago, I saw a skunk and 3 babies right before dark making a beeline through the pasture for my barn. She was apparently determined and on
a mission, headed for my barn door. I started yelling, throwing gravel and sticks at her, she kept coming. Finally about 10' from me, she stopped,
looked at me, then turned around and headed for the back of the barn.
Sure enough, the little witch came around the other side of the barn, still headed for the door. more yelling, sticks and rocks and she decided to go
into a small overgrown area behind another barn.
The smell of skunk was ever present in and around my barn every morning since.
My dog got sprayed right in the face while I was bushhogging, she got her about 20' from my animal barn in broad daylight. hmmm. And yes, my dog
still smells a bit despite the use of extensive de-skunk products. She'll probably smell every time she gets wet until 2021.
Then last night I went to lock the chickens in, I was making sure they had food and water for morning and while I'm in the little henhouse (about
8x10) the damn skunk ran out from under the laying boxes, right past me and out the chicken door. !!!!! I can't believe I didn't get sprayed.
So now I'm on a mission, the skunk and her kids totally have to go. I've set live traps, which I really hope don't catch her because then i have
the terror of relocating her.
I've read ammonia soaked rags in coffee cans can be a deterrent, I'll put a few of them out.
I tell you what, it's always something on a small farm. last winter was rats in the crawl space, this spring rabbits having babies under my deck.
It's a constant battle to keep the wildlife out of my humble abode.
I guess this turned into more of a rant.
If anyone has any skunk deterrent advice, bring it on.