It worked!! Coop security alarm went off last night and....

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Three Cedars Silkies, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    After losing 2 hens INSIDE THE COOP without the predator every being able to get in, I decided that a warning system was in order.

    Below is a photo of the wireless alarm that I installed. We set it when all are safely in their coop in the evening and then disarm it when we go out in the morning to let them out.

    When tested, the bantam 5 month old babies were able to set it off walking around near it, so I'm hoping it will work to warn us of nighttime predators. I think it's mostly racoons, but we do have fox, bobcats, possums, etc....SEE NEW POST BELOW

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    Got it from Amazon.com for $30.00...came within 3 days.
     
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  2. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Great idea- I can think of several good uses for that.
     
  3. Audreyvgs

    Audreyvgs Out Of The Brooder

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    I just need to find one that can ignore my 3 cats!
     
  4. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Halleluja!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] So...in the middle of the night my daughter heard the alarm go off at the coops. She dashed out with a flashlight and the disarming button but by the time she got there...no predators in sight!

    The alarm was blaring loudly and the strobe light was shining...must have scared whatever it was off!!

    I'm so stoked and hoping this is going to end our nighttime prowlers. [​IMG]
     
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