Foxes

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by justinsgoteggz, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. justinsgoteggz

    justinsgoteggz New Egg

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    Should the red lasers be purchased and put outside of my chicken coop to protect them from foxes and coyotes?
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hi there, [​IMG] and welcome to BYC!

    I have heard they do work well to scare away the critters of the night. We have a lot of coyotes and fox here. I use bright solar lights around the chicken coops and quail aviaries. The lights are so bright and numerous that this place is lit up like an airport runway!! I think you can see our place from space!!! LOL Just kidding. But lighting does help scare them off. Even a quietly playing radio seems to keep the varmints at bay as well.

    You can also do some reading and posting in the Predator and Pest section here on BYC as well...

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/13/predators-and-pests

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  4. kittiekat

    kittiekat Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to BYC!

    I heard those lights work to scare them off. But as a precaution, I also place used clothing such as socks, shirts, etc at my fence to introduce the smell of human. It sort of helps keep the predators away.
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Some say they work, and others say they do not. Electric fencing works.
     
  7. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you onboard with us [​IMG]
     
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! x2 on checking out the Predators and Pests forum, good luck to you.
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us!
     

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