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Baby monitor in the chickens barn

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Hi, so I put an old baby monitor in my chickens barn and it works great even from my bedroom a little over 100' away I can hear every little sound. Ive had bad problems with predators this year so i thought this would be a good idea but I really am surprised at how well it works and just how much peace of mind it gives me. I always go to sleep knowing I could wake up to a nightmare out there but with this baby monitor its me thats sleeping like a baby! lol

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I use a two camera baby monitor system with audio and visual monitoring.  I love it!  The coop used to be a garage., so it's 17 X 20 feet, with two huge ladder roosts on different walls.

The system has given ME peace of mind at night, too!

-- 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 #3 of 7

When I first got my chickens I put a baby monitor in the coop as well.  Loved listening to them!  I got a lot of head shakes and raised eyebrows from family members, oh well.  I had to move the monitor back into the house for the babies though.  lol

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O, nice a camera, that would be awesome! I would love to have a camera, also a button so I could talk to them would be nice, that way I dont have to go outside to tell them to shutup lol

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Originally Posted by D3invertebrates 

O, nice a camera, that would be awesome! I would love to have a camera, also a button so I could talk to them would be nice, that way I dont have to go outside to tell them to shutup lol


You'd love this system - it HAS the ability to speak through the system, "to calm baby with your voice.". I've just never used that feature.

It works in pitch dark, too, with Infrared technology.  And, should I want to, I can snap a photo of what I see ( but you have to have a memory card in the monitor).

Lorex LiveSnap, if anybody wants to Google it.

Love mine!

-- 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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I would love it just to listen to the sweet cooing they do at night.  I have sat at dusk in the work room part of coop and listen, it is too cute.  Do they make noise like that all night or just when they know I (not just me, but anyone) am there?  tongue.

If a tree falls in the forest . . .  But really, those of you with monitors, do they become completely silent? 

We have no electric out there now, so this would be a future project if I get to do it.

1 greatly tolerant and participating husband, 2 kids, 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 gerbs, 1 guinea pig, several fish. My flock of untold number (really don't know and afraid to count) of chickens, productions, J. Giants, asst bantums, EE, barred & white rocks, L.brahma, SLW, buckeyes, BO, and RIR.
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1 greatly tolerant and participating husband, 2 kids, 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 gerbs, 1 guinea pig, several fish. My flock of untold number (really don't know and afraid to count) of chickens, productions, J. Giants, asst bantums, EE, barred & white rocks, L.brahma, SLW, buckeyes, BO, and RIR.
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Mine make a little noise now and then but for the most part there pretty quiet. Im sure it depends on how many you have and maybe the breed.

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