Anyone else use a radio in the coop?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by bheila, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. bheila

    bheila Songster

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    I'm just wondering what everyone might think of using a radio in the coop. Do you think that the noise would keep the raccoons from lurking around? Could it possibly work?
  2. Psittizen Shikkin

    Psittizen Shikkin Songster

    Jun 14, 2008
    Oroville, California
    I use one for my parrots but i never thought about using it for the shikkins. I bet it would help somewhat with predators though as they'd think a human was close. P.S. your avatar is hilarious! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2008
  3. lovethechickens

    lovethechickens Songster

    Feb 16, 2008
    Antioch California
    My parrots also LOVE the radio! They sing, dance, make drum noises............ I wonder how the chickens would respond?[​IMG]
  4. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    I know that several people use them and studies have shown that the music helps the chickens and increases production. I think that was classical music though. I makes sense because if chickens are calm they do better, and I think it just calms them. I've seriously thought about adding one to mine
  5. Psittizen Shikkin

    Psittizen Shikkin Songster

    Jun 14, 2008
    Oroville, California
    I have mine set to a soft rock station and it seems to make the turkey poults I have housed there a lot more calm.
  6. IloveMyReds

    IloveMyReds In the Brooder

    May 14, 2008
    Northern Virginia
    I have had a predator kill my chickens and I came on here asking for help and a lot of folks said to use a radio in the coop. They also said that even though this sounds gross, have a dog or human urinate around the coop. I have tried this and it works!! Good luck![​IMG]
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    I keep an old radio in the coop. I think hearing human voices keeps my flocks accustomed to people. When I am out and about around the barn I like the sound of country music floating on the air.
  8. panner123

    panner123 Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    I have a radio in each of my coops, all on talk shows. Plus some on my motion dectectors, these are on loud hard rock. I believe in the use of a radio to keep predators at bay, it doesn't matter what station it is on.
  9. bheila

    bheila Songster

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kent, Wa
    I can't wait to try and see if it works.
  10. kees

    kees Songster

    Feb 5, 2008
    No offense to anyone who likes to listen to it, but would rap music deter any predators?[​IMG]

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