Flashing red light to deter predators?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by KristyAz, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. KristyAz

    KristyAz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 29, 2011
    Mishawaka, Indiana
    I saw a device, solar powered, that flashed a red light. It claims to deter raccoons, coyotes, etc. Has anyone tried this? Does it work?

  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I have been using Nite Guard lights for more than a year. I had a raccoon predation problem - nightly attacks on my gold fish, koi, and pond plants - and as soon as I put up three of the lights, it stopped. I have had NO raccoon predation since. I don't care if people say raccoons are color blind, or that Xmas light would do as well, I'm happy with them.
  3. KristyAz

    KristyAz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 29, 2011
    Mishawaka, Indiana
    Hmm, well they are cheap enough. I don't have a problem and my coop is secure, but I don't want to take any chances of something getting my flock.
  4. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do they drive your chickens crazy?
  5. ginormous chicken

    ginormous chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2011
    Elverta, California
    They work! My friend has one. Although, you still need to make sure that the enclosure is dig proof for animals that dig. Also she moves hers about every 3 months. So it looks like there really is a predator and the eyes are not in the same spot.
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    mmaddie's mom :

    Do they drive your chickens crazy?

    You put them on the outside of the run.

    Now, my chickens range freely, and they don't even notice them where I've placed them near the coops, facing outward. Also, they are just little black boxes during the day; they blink at night when chickens are in the coops asleep.​
  7. colby318

    colby318 got 'dottes?

    Jul 14, 2008
    Stamping Ground, KY
    We use a clock radio with the flashing 12:00 left on. We tuned the station on talk radio (sports, political arguing, etc).
  8. mjuenem

    mjuenem Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2010
    Putnam Co.
    Quote:That should keep everything away! lol!
  9. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Might do as well to spend the power on electric fence, nothing fancy, just a couple strand for the creepers and jumpers
  10. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2010
    chesapeake Va.
    I use flashing red lights to attract bobcats to my traps Christmas tinsel works well too anything that will pique a house cat's interest will get a bobcat as well

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