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Motion censored predator detectors/deterrents?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Inkheart, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. Inkheart

    Inkheart Songster

    Aug 15, 2010
    Columbus Ohio
    I have been seeing in some catalogs devices that are weather proof and solar powered- basically if something comes into their sight they put out either a flashing red light or a faux pair of blinking red "eyes" to get the predator off track. Does anyone use these - have any experience with them? Thoughts on their effectiveness? Sounds good but not sure - never even heard or seen them till recently!

  2. gallusdomesticus

    gallusdomesticus Songster

    Nov 14, 2008
    Lynn Haven, FL
    I've been using 'Night Guard' for several years with no predator intrusions into my chicken yard. I also have a stout fence plus an electric fence plus motion sensitive lights also. Seems to be a good product.
  3. Inkheart

    Inkheart Songster

    Aug 15, 2010
    Columbus Ohio
    Quote:What does the Night Guard do exactly ?
  4. Inkheart

    Inkheart Songster

    Aug 15, 2010
    Columbus Ohio
    anyone have any experience with these devices????
  5. Bizzybirdy

    Bizzybirdy Songster

    Apr 14, 2008
    North of Nashville
    Don't know about "Night Guard" but a plain motion detector light does NOT work at all. Have had chickens and a cat killed right under one...by both possums and racoons. Seems like it just makes their upcoming dinner easier to find. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
  6. panner123

    panner123 Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    Wire your motion sensor to a radio or a sprinkler system. Radio is much better as the sudden noise seems to stop them in their tracks. Not sure why the sprinkler works, again maybe the nosiem and not the water.

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