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Flashing red light to deter predators?

post #1 of 10
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I saw a device, solar powered, that flashed a red light. It claims to deter raccoons, coyotes, etc.  Has anyone tried this? Does it work?

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I have been using Nite Guard lights for more than a year.  I had a raccoon predation problem - nightly attacks on my gold fish, koi, and pond plants - and as soon as I put up three of the lights, it stopped.  I have had NO raccoon predation since.  I don't care if people say raccoons are color blind, or that Xmas light would do as well, I'm happy with them.

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-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, 5 Toulouse geese, and 7 turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, 2 bunnies, a rescue cat which owns me and a new kitten. Oh, yeah: and a house silkie....

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Hmm, well they are cheap enough.  I don't have a problem and my coop is secure, but I don't want to take any chances of something getting my flock.

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post #4 of 10

Do they drive your chickens crazy?

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post #5 of 10

They work!  My friend has one.  Although, you still need to make sure that the enclosure is dig proof for animals that dig.  Also she moves hers about every 3 months.  So it looks like there really is a predator and the eyes are not in the same spot.

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post #6 of 10

mmaddie's mom :

Do they drive your chickens crazy?


You put them on the outside of the run.


Now, my chickens range freely, and they don't even notice them where I've placed them near the coops, facing outward.  Also, they are just little black boxes during the day; they blink at night when chickens are in the coops asleep.

-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, 5 Toulouse geese, and 7 turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, 2 bunnies, a rescue cat which owns me and a new kitten. Oh, yeah: and a house silkie....

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-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, 5 Toulouse geese, and 7 turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, 2 bunnies, a rescue cat which owns me and a new kitten. Oh, yeah: and a house silkie....

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post #7 of 10

We use a clock radio with the flashing 12:00 left on. We tuned the station on talk radio (sports, political arguing, etc).

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post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by colby318 

We use a clock radio with the flashing 12:00 left on. We tuned the station on talk radio (sports, political arguing, etc).


That should keep everything away! lol!

post #9 of 10

Might do as well to spend the power on electric fence, nothing fancy, just a couple strand for the creepers and jumpers

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post #10 of 10

I use flashing red lights to attract bobcats to my traps Christmas tinsel works well too anything that will pique a house cat's interest will get a bobcat as well

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You might as well expect rivers to run backwards as any man born free to be contented penned up.
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