Little tip to help keep predators away:) !!!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by happyhens44, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    I was talking to my neighbor who has chickens and he said that he has a light in the coop and a radio going at all times [​IMG] I tried it and my chickens are 16 weeks and still havent had a predator try to get in, I think it works because if you put it on talk radio then it sounds like humens are in the coop at all times. I have country on lol.

    hope it helps

    comment if you going to try this [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2010
  2. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    I did that in my coop back in Oregon..never had a predator problem either. I had no light but I had the radio going...I also changed the channel periodically.
  3. oliviad51

    oliviad51 Songster

    Jul 23, 2009
    North Carolina
    I've had a radio for few years playing by my chicken does work.
  4. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Crowing 9 Years

    Jun 20, 2009
    Orange County, NY
    It usde to work for me until the day a fox came and killed four of my hens................................
    He had no fear once he got the first taste
    Had the nerve to come back when I was sitting there
  5. zazouse

    zazouse Crowing

    Sep 7, 2009
    Southeast texas
    If you live in the country where wildlife is not taken over by human population this would work,i did this with a guinea nesting in the field, put a kennel around her and a radio at night she hatched her keets out ,no problems.

    We had a bobcat taking ducks in the same area at the same time, the dogs have taken care of it so no more cat problems .

    But if the critters are living among humans, then they are use to all kinds of noise so don't think it's gonna be as effective.
  6. elmo

    elmo Songster

    May 23, 2009
    My dad tried that (and everything else) to try to control a pack of raccoons that kept clearing out the sweet corn in his garden. It took only about a week for them to get used to the radio.

    It couldn't hurt, but your best defense has still go to be a stoutly built, secure coop.

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