Decoy owls

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by cute bantams, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. cute bantams

    cute bantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    has anyone ever used decoy owls or other decoy animals to keep away predators because a great horned owl has moved into the forest by our house and I'm worried about it attacking my chickens we also have Hawks everywhere to
     
  2. RonP

    RonP Chillin' With My Peeps

    You're thinking about putting a decoy owl up to keep an owl away?

    Great Horned Owls are the top predators in their environment, and I wouldn't expect them to be scared off by much, except a bigger owl. And there aren't any in most of their range.
     
  3. dawgfan01

    dawgfan01 Out Of The Brooder

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    I highly doubt a decoy Owl would work to keep anything away. I have seen where Hotels have decoy owls on the roof to keep pigeons off and the pigeons roost on top of the owl.
     
  4. cute bantams

    cute bantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok well I know it works with herons at koi ponds to put a decoy heron up to keep real ones from landing
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Even the fake heron doesn't really work after the real herons figure it out.
     
  6. cute bantams

    cute bantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha yah probably
     
  7. RonP

    RonP Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Exactly!
     
  9. cute bantams

    cute bantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha that's funny
     
  10. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    Did you mean to tell us that "There is honor among thieves?"

    Here is the link for this video. Read the comment section, it tells you how to save $40. Hint, don't buy the heron decoy.





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