So I've just gotten a handle on the rodents (word has spread that if you come slinking around my coops you're gonna get snapped!) and now the fates mock me with a feakin' flock of grackles!?!? Why oh why!? Really I don't care why I just want to not have to stand out there like an idiot with a hose in the morning spraying them when they come close... for an hour... and then as soon as I go inside they come back cackling... I mean grackeling... *sigh* So a fake owl? Really? I once saw a dove or maybe it was a pigeon squatting on top of a fake owl's head and it was just sad. Fishing line? I could string it up like some sort of James Bond movie trap and hope it doesn't decapitate me the minute I forget about it. Maybe little mylar streamers? It'd be like a rave in my backyard... but different.