Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by HeyItsDebV, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. HeyItsDebV

    HeyItsDebV Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 28, 2011
    Edmond, OK
    We live on 5 acres... the new chicks are in my brooder but everyday I take them out to my homemade playpen...an old dog pen lined and covered with chick netting to keep the chicks in and the hawks out...the chicks love it![​IMG]
    Question...if I buy at Tractor Supply a big plastic Hawk and Owl and post in the coop area...will this keep the hawks and owls away ???? Or will the prey birds come to join their plastic friends???[​IMG][​IMG]
  2. shesaredroan

    shesaredroan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:If you have hawk in the area, that plastic Hawk/Owl will deter the real thing for a short while......as we say in my part of the country 'about as long as a New York minute'. [​IMG]
  3. dewey

    dewey Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 9, 2010
    north of eternity
    If only they worked. My sister had the kind with red flashing eyes. It did keep us away from the area at night...it was creepy looking to humans, lol. My neighbor had the kind that hooted, rotated it's head, and flashed the eyes. Those were even creepier but no luck with those either. [​IMG]

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