Drone Camera flying Over My Chickens

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  1. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie Lord of the Feed Premium Member

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    Edited footage from yesterday of a drone brought over by a friend during a BBQ get together. Had a bunch more footage of the pigs and goats but you have to join me at Backyard Herds to see them.. lol.
    The view is of my Breakfast Egg house and 2 of my breeding houses.
    Not very exciting but interesting.

    My DH set the video sound score with Seagull, by Paul Rogers.
    Because he made a joke about if someone flew a drone over our property that he would shoot it down if it spooked our livestock.. lol
     
  2. Wickedchicken6

    Wickedchicken6 Be the change you wish to see. Premium Member Project Manager

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    Hey Connie! That's pretty cool!

    I can see the advantage of having one to keep an eye/keep up to date footage of property for insurance purposes. Along with just enjoying a bird's eye view. :clap
     
  3. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie Lord of the Feed Premium Member

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    This one is pretty cool. DH's bud has a wireless monitor on a tripod. Kinda like a jumbo tablet. Has one on the controller as well. GPS guided. Crazy stuff. Spooked the birds once. Goats don't like it at all. The pigs were undecided but knew it was there.
     
  4. Wickedchicken6

    Wickedchicken6 Be the change you wish to see. Premium Member Project Manager

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    That would sure make checking cattle an easier task. Thye could be checked in between regular checks ONCE they got used to it. I bet it could help with aerial predators too. :thumbsup I want to show Dh when he comes in for dinner. :wee
     
  5. Rick&chickTampa

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    That was fun Connie. I wish I had some land instead of the suburbs I live in now. I wish I could have more chickens. I wish I had a drone. Well, you know the old saying, wish in one hand....
     
  6. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie Lord of the Feed Premium Member

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    A bird in one hand, gives you an egg in the other.. lol
    A drone in the air, makes your neighbors aware!
    I see you joined 6 days before me... cool beans! Fellow floridian..
     
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    Hopperkiller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im sure my wife would be commenting about boys and their toys if i got one. My grandson next door had a small one but the rf range was too short. He couldnt get out far enough to see the cows. Prairie winds didnt help. Like to drove me nuts. Could here a noise from inside my shop but would stop when i walked out. Couldnt see the grandson and great nephews, finally walked out far enough to see them. 3 12 year old boys in a huddle when strange noises are heard is sufficent evidence of the source. All you can do is watch and laugh and remember what your mom put up with.
     
  8. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie Lord of the Feed Premium Member

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    :oops: shame.gif :gig
     
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  9. Ptera

    Ptera Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, it did look like it spooked the birds at first...until the food arrived, then everything's A-OK! :)
     
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  10. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie Lord of the Feed Premium Member

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    That was edited from 20 mins of footage over and around the farm and up the roads. It spooked EVERYTHING. It's pretty big and loud. My goats were terrified. Pigs wanted it to crash so they could eat it. Dogs all over the area were freaking out.
    Was cool for the half hour they used it but I think we would hear feedback from neighbors if we owned it and did that all the time. GPS auto pilots it back almost on a dime where it takes off.
     

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