how to keep you coops safe

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Cackel, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. Cackel

    Cackel Songster

    Nov 17, 2008
    I got this thing ,its called the wireless driveway alarm out of the Harriett Carter catalog for 29.99 .I hung one inside the fince at the chicken pen and the other one is in my house .If anything walks by it ,it sounds an alarm off in the house ,They can't hear it but i can.The one outside makes no sound. The only thing is if a deer wakes by it they set it off to.But if it was someone stealing my chickens it would sound off ever time they went by it over and over again.
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2008

  2. rufus

    rufus Crowing

    May 17, 2007
    My neighbor has a motion detector installed. It turned on the lights about fifty times a night. It was the alley cats. He finally removed it.

  3. BayCityBabe

    BayCityBabe Songster

    May 1, 2008
    To be honest, it sounds more annoying than useful.
  4. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara

    do you have an issue with people stealing your chickens? If so, then padlock them inside their coop. If its predators you're worried about - same thing...padlock them in their coop/run.

    That would aggrevate me to have an alarm going off all the time if something passes by it. We used to have a motion detector light and if a big enough moth flew by it, let alone a bat or something else - WHAM! On it went.. ugh. annoying is right. The dog would bark incessantly and wake up the neighborhood [​IMG]
  5. skand

    skand Songster

    Sep 29, 2008
    Odessa, Tx
    We have two of them, and boy! are they useful.
    We sell some of our chicks, so we do have a lot of people that come over. Since we use our backdoor to go in/out of, we don't have a doorbell. That ding-dong is the best thing for us to use.
    We have ours installed about 5 ft off the ground, so dogs, cats don't set it off.
    Basically, it's like the ding-dongs they have in the doorway to most convience stores. It goes.. ding-dong. duh. like a doorbell, only they dun have to push it.
  6. Well, if pesky human visitors can be a problem, I'd go for it.
    Nice Idea. We've had coyotes past the coop/barn so that would make it very useful.
    Plus, it might make for some photo ops!

    I have more visits from these! (taken today at 1:30).
    It's the last day of hunting season, so if they can make it through the next few hours they're good to go...


  7. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    if you go to the store,, you can get them that work on the same channel,, or get different channels for different sectors of ya yard,, and they work GREAT!! and you can have the reciever 400ft away from the alarm,,,,,,, i preach these things all over BYC

    lol EDIT: ta add the link,, hahaha
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