Keep a light on

cavemanrich

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Flood light will not keep predators away. You are thinking, lights keep humans away from burglarizing your home. Even that is just a slight deterrent, but not very sure one. Animal predators like raccoons, opossums, skunks, coyotes, fox, and most others are not phased by light very much.
Have your coop securely closed, so most predators will not be able to break in. Easier said than done,,,,,,,,, since some of them are strong, or crafty, or small in size to still be able to sneak in.
WISHING YOU BEST,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and :welcome
 

Newbyc

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Flood light will not keep predators away. You are thinking, lights keep humans away from burglarizing your home. Even that is just a slight deterrent, but not very sure one. Animal predators like raccoons, opossums, skunks, coyotes, fox, and most others are not phased by light very much.
Have your coop securely closed, so most predators will not be able to break in. Easier said than done,,,,,,,,, since some of them are strong, or crafty, or small in size to still be able to sneak in.
WISHING YOU BEST,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and :welcome
There coop is a shed with a locked door so don’t think anything can get in am just wanting to do anything that will keep them away
 

GC-Raptor

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I open both coops at 5am daily.
I turn on lights inside and outside the coops.
I have several Game cameras outside around the pens.
A Fox came around 20 minutes after I opened the coops and circled the pens several times harassing the chickens,
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before leaving.
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Lights don't deter predators. I've also seen Raccoons, Opossum, Coyote on Camera when lights were on. My cameras caught a Bobcat after Sunrise.
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GC
 

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