Raccoon Defense?

A big raccoon tried and failed to break through the netting on top. We chased it away and then, inspired, came up with a recipe on the spot. We have no idea if it will work as a deterrent. Only time will tell, but if Mr. Raccoon and/or his friends want to come back and scale the coop again, they’ll have to wade through a blended cocktail of:

  • Cayenne pepper (maybe half a cup)
  • Red hot chile peppers (about a cup)
  • Sesame oil (about a cup)
  • Tea tree oil (quarter ounce)
  • Water to dilute to the consistency of paint

You can imagine how bad it smells. Maybe the odor alone will keep them away.



Chicks Growing Up

We lost one (Florence), but the remaining five continue to thrive.