I have an effective solution to deterring Hawks........(((UpDAte)))

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by winekntrychicks, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. winekntrychicks

    winekntrychicks Pooper Peeper

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    Silver mylar ballons filled with helium. So far is working as of two weeks ago. I got my balloons from party city and they come on a large clip. Can clip them to tops of tree branches with long ribbon or fishing wire; etc. Any thing else to to heavy. Working great. I also bought a can of helium from the party store as these ballons can be refilled. I have 10 ballons placed in strategics spot in know attack areas.
     
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  2. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    Good to hear. I need to get a can for my ds's helium blimp,and will pic up a ballon or 2.
     
  3. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunny side up :)
    I was having hawk problems and then started running 3 turkeys with my freeranging chickens and no more hawk troubles so far.
     
  4. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    Quote:Thanks for the tip [​IMG]
     
  5. winekntrychicks

    winekntrychicks Pooper Peeper

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    Lost one of my 5 month old Silkies to an attack. Hawk for some reason didn't get a good hold on her. Left her for me to have to put down once I realized I couldn't save her. Never had to pull a chickens neck before. Much less one I raised from an egg. I was traumatized. The hawks circled for a couple of days after the balloons went up. Then they left. And my chickens have come out of hiding. I also put up a plastic owl and move it around as I do chores.
     
  6. winekntrychicks

    winekntrychicks Pooper Peeper

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    Quote:I have thought about that. I live on three and a quarter acres with neighbors very close and my fences are in bad need of repair. One I can contain a turkey or two I might just do that. Thanks.
     
  7. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently discovered that the dollar store sells mylar balloons, for a $1 of course.
     
  8. winekntrychicks

    winekntrychicks Pooper Peeper

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    Quote:Awesome! [​IMG]
     
  9. winekntrychicks

    winekntrychicks Pooper Peeper

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    Still no sign of hawks. Refilled balloons this week.
     
  10. cgmccary

    cgmccary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a solution too: GEESE.
     

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