Air soft gun?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Alumentum, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. Alumentum

    Alumentum Out Of The Brooder

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    So I'm working on the coop using the ideas that people and my dad have given me. I am wondering though, how effective would an air soft gun(a pretty strong one) be against raccoons or hawks or ect? My brother said it's about the same power as the paint ball gun he uses and said I could have it if it helps.


    Might be a good idea considering I can't use my actual shotgun in a gated community?
     
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  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Airsoft gun? You mean the replica of actual gun type of air gun right?

    I think any critter getting an 'out of nowhere' sting to the butt will scurry away and think twice about coming back. Though the draw of chicken dinner is strong these acts of God like stinging sensations are a good deterrent. More effective is to lock your birds up in the coop at night. Live traps to rid yourself of the pest but if they can't get to the bird then there's no worry.
     
  3. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    If you want to know how it feels take a rubber band and stretch it all the way out and snap your thigh one time [​IMG] Yes they will work for most critters as a deterant, but once they make the connection they will come back when you are not there to sting them.

    You can trap them as well (coons etc.), but remember ALL HAWKS are protected in most areas of the country and shooting them with anything can get ya a hefty fine if caught.














    Edited cause I can't spell lol
     
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  4. wvfoxhunter

    wvfoxhunter Out Of The Brooder

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    If you can get a 22 it would work better. Depending on how many feet per second it shoots you can probably kill something with it if you shot it in the right spot. But yes it should work fine if they dont make the connection between you and the stinging sensation that they get.
     
  5. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

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    Don't use a toy.
     
  6. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    am wondering though, how effective would an air soft gun(a pretty strong one) be against raccoons or hawks or ect?

    It would be illegal to shoot at a hawk, even though you wouldn't stand any chance of hitting it.

    Air Soft guns are TOYS, not protection​
     
  7. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Haha great joke



    A airsoft gun hahaha I have one of the most powerful airsoft shotguns made hahahahahaha that couldnt even kill a chipmunk hahaha [​IMG] you would be better off with a .22 LR Rifle
     
  8. Alumentum

    Alumentum Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:well, like I said before, I live in a gated community. Shooting an actual gun might get me in jail for murder when I could just get a fine for shooting at a hawk with an airsoft gun. Not aiming to kill, I'm aiming to annoy or in some way protect that doesn't involve me or my dog getting bitten and contracting rabies.

    Idk if it is considered a toy. It's an airgun, the kind we used in ROTC for fireing practice and shooting competitions.
     
  9. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    I could just get a fine for shooting at a hawk with an airsoft gun. Not aiming to kill, I'm aiming to annoy

    Is it worth $5000 to "annoy" a hawk?

    Get a good pellet rifle for the coons and leave the hawks alone.
    Or even better, put up some electric fencing and it works 24/7​
     
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  10. Alumentum

    Alumentum Out Of The Brooder

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    I already have the gun so, I wont be paying for it.


    how would I set up electrical fencing to work against hawks and ect?
     

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