Hawk and owl deterrent

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Three Cedars Silkies, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    5,033
    46
    283
    Apr 17, 2008
    Gainesville, Fl.
    I've been researching how to deter hawks and owls from our free-ranging chickens. The CD's sometimes work, but they aren't very aethestically pleasing.

    One thing I discovered was using mirrors. I'm purchasing those long "door" mirrors from Walmart for $5.00 each. You place them in strategic places around your coops/yard/runs with the mirrors at a slight angle upward toward the sky. Apparently they work 2 ways. First, the hawks see themselves in the mirror and think it is another predator. Second, the light glancing off the mirror confuses them and keeps them from being able to see well. It's probably much like using the CD's as far as the light glancing off.

    We'll see how well they work and I'll let you know.
     
  2. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    I'm curious to hear how this turns out. Good luck and keep us posted.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by