Fake owls ..do they help?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Lu King, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. Lu King

    Lu King Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2008
    On the Titanic
    Has anyone used one of these fake owls that the head moves around? I am thinking about buying one, but I want other opinions first.
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    I have heard some claim they work and some that claim they dont. But the owls with the moving head is susposed to work the best.
  3. tonini3059

    tonini3059 [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Luv

    Nov 6, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    So far mine has been working.
    I move it several times a day to make it seem realistic.
  4. Lu King

    Lu King Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2008
    On the Titanic
    Does your fake owl keep out other owls, hawks and eagles? We have all three.
  5. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2008
    Southern Illinois
    I found my young Black Spanish tom pleasuring himself with my owl decoy a couple of days ago. I guess it works for that. [​IMG]
  6. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 28, 2008
    New Hampshire
    I've heard that aluminum pie plates work good.Tie them to a string and let the wind blow them around,and hopefully no flying predators will come.I believe I heard it was something about the sun reflecting of the aluminum that scares them off.
    In N.H.,Tony.
  7. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    From what I understand things like this (owls, plates, CDs, etc.) work at first, but birds, like many other animals, figure out after a while that the thing isn't alive and/or attacking them and then they just ignore it.

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