I caught a chicken!
I had the raccoon trap set up for a couple of days (two raccoons down-no damage incurred-different story). The chickens ignored the trap.
Then HW came in from closing the coops last night and asked “So do you want the trap set again? Should I bait it with an egg?”
Me: “Isn´t it set? What do you mean? It was set an hour ago!”
HW: “Oh yeah? It was set an hour ago?”
Then he showed me the picture.
And I laughed, and laughed. When he let her out she “took off” for the coop.
But there had been a cracked egg in the trap – the bait.
No trace remained of the egg. I bet she thoroughly enjoyed that, eating it all to herself with no competition. It was probably worth it.