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Subject: Re: Blood meal/Bone meal
From: Suzanna Raker <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Suzanna Raker <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 1 Jun 2006 21:19:02 -0400
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You are right on about the fencing, and aluminum foil tabs.  Inserting 
a bit of peanut butter into the tabs seems to attract their noses for a 
shock as well.

-s.


On Jun 1, 2006, at 8:42 PM, Dr Tom Zennie wrote:

> Sue,
>
> Electric fence works the best for all these critters. I've heard that 
> blood meal does work but it stinks to high heaven. Good fertiilzer too
>
> A farm I inspected up in the UP really had deer problems with their 
> sweet corn until they used the electric fence. A low wire  (~1 foot 
> off the ground)  for raccoons and skunks and groundhogs and another 
> one about 3 feet and another one about 4 feet just out in front of the 
> the other two. We wouldn't get any sweet corn if it weren't for the 
> electric fence. If the single wires do not stop the raccoons then use 
> electro-netting available from sheep and goat supplies. These 
> particular producers had a fence about 10 feet high with high tensile 
> wire because the deer got accustomed to jumping over the lower wires.
>
> Tip:
> Put tabs of aluminum foil on the outside wire to attract attention to 
> the deer and they will touch their noses to it  out of curiosity and 
> get a good jolt and will stay away. They will run through the wire if 
> they do not have a fear of it.
>
> I've also heard that human hair and droppings from lions and tigers 
> (from the zoo) work really well as repellants.
>
> We use poly wire which is easier to stretch and tie rather than 
> straight 17-19 gauge  electric fence wire.
>
> Good luck
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Susan Houghton" 
> <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Thursday, June 01, 2006 7:07 PM
> Subject: Blood meal/Bone meal
>
>
>> Soes anyone know of a certified source of blood or bone meal in a 
>> quantity?
>>
>> Does anyone have experience using either as an animal deterrent?  The 
>> deer,
>> racoons, skunks, fox, and turkeys are plentiful on our farm.  We can 
>> get a
>> permit to shoot the deer, but would prefer not to.
>>
>> We have been using Hortonava trellis over heads of lettuce, but we are
>> running out, and that doesn't work for cabbage, broccoli, beans, or
>> watermelons.  Any advice about suggested controls would be 
>> appreciated.
>>
>>
>> Susan Houghton
>> Giving Tree Farm
>> 15433 Turner Road
>> Lansing MI 48906
>> 517-482-8885
>> [log in to unmask]
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