Do motion sensor lights help deter predators?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by thecreekhouse, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. thecreekhouse

    thecreekhouse Songster

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    5D64D1FF-507A-4523-80AF-FC723338FA51.jpeg This is my coop and run. A master carpenter built it for me and it’s very well constructed. However I want to be sure that I’m doing everything I can to deter predators. So my question is, would it be helpful to install solar motion activated lights on the coop and run so that any predators who approach at night are lit up and (hopefully) deterred? Are lights a good repellant? Thanks for any input.
     
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  2. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    I use motion lights on my coop and find them particularly helpful in winter when I'm often tending to the birds in the dark. I don't know that they deter predators, but a quick glance out my window and I know if something is lurking near the coop if the light's been tripped and I can go check on things.
     
  3. OhZark Biddies

    OhZark Biddies Crowing

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    I have a couple of solar powered motion lights over a bird feeder to see when critters visit at night... raccoons, deer, etc pay no attention to the lights coming on and going off.
     
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  4. Molpet

    Molpet Free Ranging

    my coons and such paid attention for about a week to motion lights, then they got used to them.. same with the "predator eye lights" skunks never cared
    predator proof coop, my dog and electric fence is about all that worked.
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I have some motion lights and some game cameras. From my observation, the predators will eventually get used to them. I would see my light go off and sure enough there would be a predator on the camera.
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Short answer is, No!
     
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  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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  8. A person who depends on motion detectors to discourage chicken predators is soon separated from his or her chickens.
     
  9. tigger19687

    tigger19687 Songster

    I wouldn't want to waste $$ on lights just so a coon or other animal can come and see better in my yard.......... especially near my Koi pond !
     

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