Do red-blinking solar night eyes really work?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by muffinmom, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. muffinmom

    muffinmom Out Of The Brooder

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    These seem like an easy solution to my racoon problem if they do.
     
  2. BookWorm243

    BookWorm243 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not sure, but it is something I have wondered as well [​IMG]
     
  3. thefishery

    thefishery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is it?
     
  4. Two Creeks Farm

    Two Creeks Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A coon doesnt care about red blinking lights. It doesnt care about a motion light. A dog, an electric fence or a coop like fort knox is the only real deterents.
     
  5. Chickmate

    Chickmate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had four Nite Guards up on all four sides of my run since last summer. I put them up after the coop was built and before I even got my chickens. I haven't seen a coon or any other type of predator in my yard since I put them up. I'm not saying it's because of them, I don't know for sure, I'm just saying. . . . [​IMG]
     
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  7. muffinmom

    muffinmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, racoon in our chimney! Any experience with this? He is in the unused one that drops to our basement (no fireplace at the bottom). He has found a hole into the basement ceiling.
     
  8. kemclaughlin

    kemclaughlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Call animal control???
     
  9. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    No flashing light is going to run a coon off

    As to the coon in the chimney, GREAT! It limits his exit route to a one way and gives you options.

    Shove the muzzel of the pistol into the bottom of the chimney and do some cleaning.

    When he's in the chimney, set up a snare or conibear trap over the opening. He may hesitant but has to come out to hunt and has to pass thru the trap / snare

    Or if you know, one night, that he's out hunting, put a cement block on the top and lock him out
     
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