Leaving Radio on do any good?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Hegatha, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. Hegatha

    Hegatha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a small radio right next to the coop would leaving it on do any good for keeping predators away?
     
  2. julie75

    julie75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sounds like a good idea. I've never tried it so I can't say yes it will work. My Aunt plays a radio in her garden at night and it keeps the deer, rabbits and other plant eaters away.
     
  3. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would the chickens be able to sleep through it? Dumb question, but I wonder....
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I just started using one on a 24/7 talk station to get skittish chicks used to human voices.
    It's barely audible outside brooder house though. Haven't noticed predators in a while but it sure doesn't work for mice.
     
  5. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I've read here that it works at least for a while -- better on a talk channel.
     
  6. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good idea to get chicks used to human voices [​IMG]
     
  7. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I don't know about adults but chicks will sleep when they're tired.
     
  8. sutillman

    sutillman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We once tryed putting radios everywhere on 100 acres of tomatoes to keep the deer from eating the newly planted plants. Discovered they were not affected by country music, actually they got worse, but hated the rap music! Animals are strange creatures. You just never know what they will react to.
     
  9. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it will give them something to listen too while they are eating. they get used to it by testing if anything happens as they " come in" if nothing happens to them , then they will frequently lose their fear of people since they were conditioned to not fear when they heard voices
     
  10. Shireshome

    Shireshome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My DH and I use to have a landlord who used Country music to keep coyotes away from her sheep at night. I don't know if that is what kept coyotes from the barn at night or the fact it was less then 100 feet from the barn to the house but, she never has had a coyote in her barn at night. I can tell you it will not keep mountain lions out, she lost several sheep to one. My personal opinion is that the critters are likely to get used to it and come around regardless. Especially if they are hungry enough, I doubt much could stop them short of someone actually fireing a gun. Maybe you could try a light that comes on when motion is detected? I have always thought it would be a sure fix if I could come up with a light coupled with a sound effect of a single gun shot and maybe even a sprinkler when motion was detected. Now if I coud only figure out how..... [​IMG]
     
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