How can i scare off a HUGE owl?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by redhen, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Thanks for the info guys!
    NO, i dont want to hurt him. I wouldnt. Unless i came on him eating one of my birds, then we may have a tussle. (that i'm sure i'd lose!) [​IMG]
    He was out EARLY..waay before dusk too.... i thought they hunted at night? [​IMG]
    I wouldnt mind him around if he eats the mice and stuff... but yeah..he was eyeballing by birds. [​IMG]
    I cant cover my chicken pen..its in a VERY akward position. There is a tree in there and it slopes down a hill.... just about impossible to put netting over it securely.
    I DO lock them in a coop every night at dusk though...

    Soo.... *sigh* Guess all i can can do try the decoys that steve suggest and hide in the bushes like MFB does here at my house...and jump out at him and say BOO!
    He sure is pretty though..
     
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  2. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    Quote:Well thank you. [​IMG]




    Wait! what do you mean she was talkin' about the owl..... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  3. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    You could try stringing fishing line all around the top so that any ariel threats would hit it as they were coming in for a kill and would deter them.

    Or try the Nite Guard.

    http://www.niteguard.com/

    I wouldn't advise putting out crow decoys as it will attract the pests. More crows will show up and they will eat your eggs and try to kill your younger birds.
     
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  4. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

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    hide in the bushes like MFB does here at my house

    [​IMG]

    Bad bad MFB [​IMG]


    Seriously though the crow decoys work great here.
     
  5. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Are you allowed to shoot a gun where you live Red?


    If you can, and you have a 22, just step outside near where he is sitting and fire a shot into the ground.



    We had a huge problem here with Ravens and this is what I finally did. Just shot a shot into the ground and they started flying around our property.



    eta: when I state him, I mean the owl...........but it might work on MFB if you wanna spook him too [​IMG]
     
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  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:Well thank you. [​IMG]




    Wait! what do you mean she was talkin' about the owl..... [​IMG] [​IMG]

    No, no, i was talking about you. Uh huh.... [​IMG]
     
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    pips&peeps :

    You could try stringing fishing line all around the top so that any ariel threats would hit it as they were coming in for a kill and would deter them.

    Or try the Nite Guard.

    http://www.niteguard.com/

    I wouldn't advise putting out crow decoys as it will attract the pests. More crows will show up and they will eat your eggs and try to kill your younger birds.

    I was looking at that night guard a while back...
    I think i may have to invest in it and hope that it works.
    Thanks!​
     
  8. BayouPoules

    BayouPoules Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:DH used fire crackers under the tree where one was starting to sit and watch every morning,.. it's never been back that we have seen ,..of course the neighbors gave him a few dirty looks,.. it was 6 am on a Sunday morning! [​IMG]
     
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:No gun here... *sigh* Only real old BB guns. and a broken paint ball gun.. [​IMG]
    I may be able to use the paint ball gun enough to give MFB some pretty colors though.... [​IMG]
     
  10. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:DH used fire crackers under the tree where one was starting to sit and watch every morning,.. it's never been back that we have seen ,..of course the neighbors gave him a few dirty looks,.. it was 6 am on a Sunday morning! [​IMG]

    My neighbors are so used to the rukus over here, it wouldnt even faze them. [​IMG]
     

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