Hello and welcome! Please feel free to post anytime. We have several thread members from different states. I should have named us "Friendly BYCer's here" instead
Good post! My FIL suggested this too, we haven't got around to getting blanks yet tho. I have a lot of large bushes fortunately. all it takes is one rooster growl and everyone is dashing to hide.
This evening, I heard my neighbor on the hill yelling COYOTE and heard several shotgun blasts! I asked DH to please stop over there and make sure his flock and my peas are ok! All this going on tells me we are in for a bad winter, wildlife is foraging hard already. Coyote worry me for sure.
The cost of the 12 gauge shell is pretty pricy and they do not explode until a fairly long ways off. You might try whistling bottle rockets with a report. These can be fired from a short pipe (aprox 2 ft.) by placing the fuse on the edge of the pipe and then pointing it in t6he proper direction and light the fuse. There are a fair amount of places around that sell fireworks year round.