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Has anyone tried a smaller version? Had any success?

I just made a small ladder trap ( to fit 6ft. x 4 ft.car trailer ) so I can move it around. Just baited it with a road kill hare .Was woken up this morning with a lot of noise from magpies and crows, went to check the trap only to find that the hare was stolen.I presume it was a fox, I should have pegged it in the ground. I did wonder if the birds escaped after the fox lifted the trap.

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dont forget to put water in your traps boys we dont want anybody saying that we are cruel do we :thumbs: :thumbs:

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Just a little tip don't make the ladder on the trap any lower than 4ft, crows will hop out all day long if it's lower than that!

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So does any one have the size for the holes in the ladder and do you need to have wire hanging down across the length of the ladder to stop them seeing a way out thanks.

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Anyone got sizes measurements to make a small ladder trap to move around easier?

Just make it to the size you want mate just make it in sections and bolt together just like ikea style lol

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Is there a way to make the ladder suitable to catch both carrion crows & magpies, or will I just need to make 2 different ladders, then spend a week catching crows followed by a week catching magpies?

 

I have all the plans in John B's Trap Making Step by Step, which gives a rung gap of 150mm for crows (& 75mm for jackdaws), but I'm worried that the magpies will be able to escape from a "crow ladder" as they are pretty much the same size as a jackdaw.

 

Basically, what's a good size ladder rung gap for a magpie? Is there a good way to catch both crows & magpies simultaneously, or should I go after each type individually?

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Is there a way to make the ladder suitable to catch both carrion crows & magpies, or will I just need to make 2 different ladders, then spend a week catching crows followed by a week catching magpies?

 

I have all the plans in John B's Trap Making Step by Step, which gives a rung gap of 150mm for crows (& 75mm for jackdaws), but I'm worried that the magpies will be able to escape from a "crow ladder" as they are pretty much the same size as a jackdaw.

 

Basically, what's a good size ladder rung gap for a magpie? Is there a good way to catch both crows & magpies simultaneously, or should I go after each type individually?

Havent huge experience with ladder traps, but i have noticed that if you have hooded crows in your trap, that mags won't go in! But this is not the case the other way round!

 

If you catch magpies first, the crows will follow!

 

Maybe if you narrow the crow measurement a little, it'll work for both! I've caught both in the same trap with no problems, but havent a clue what the measurements were!

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Maybe the key to the magic (of keeping the little buggers inside the trap, once you've actually got them to drop in) is in the design of the flaps that hang down either side of the ladder. It looks like I have lots more research to do, before I build my "Mk I Ladder Trap"... But whatever the funky bits are in the end, it'll still end up being a nice, modular design, with panels held together by bolts & wingnuts, with several ladders of different sizes.That means that it'll pack down flat when the job's done - perhaps I could really push the boat out, & make it so that it can fit into the back of an estate type car...

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Is there a way to make the ladder suitable to catch both carrion crows & magpies, or will I just need to make 2 different ladders, then spend a week catching crows followed by a week catching magpies?

 

I have all the plans in John B's Trap Making Step by Step, which gives a rung gap of 150mm for crows (& 75mm for jackdaws), but I'm worried that the magpies will be able to escape from a "crow ladder" as they are pretty much the same size as a jackdaw.

 

Basically, what's a good size ladder rung gap for a magpie? Is there a good way to catch both crows & magpies simultaneously, or should I go after each type individually?

add a floppy ring of rind of wire around the inside of the ladder...about 18" deep so they cant get out no matter what

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Perthshire Keeper: can you explain the "floppy ring of rind of wire around the inside of the ladder" in a bit more detail please, as I can't quite picture it & I'm not sure what you mean - as I really like the sound of "cant get out no matter what"...! Cheers.

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Here's a little ladder trap we had in operation last year , we left it open for a few weeks till they got used to it , baited with pellet and then set it . Emptied it after dark apart from half a dozen to get it running the next day ..probably had 300+ over a couple of weeks , then moved it to the other side of the farm and did the same .post-81636-0-31835400-1454527693_thumb.jpeg

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