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motion detector light/sprinkler combo

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by gritsar, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Replying on the red tailed hawk gave me an idea. Some of the more obscure catalogs, like Lillian Vernon and Dr. Leonard's, advertise a device that looks like a single sprinkler head. It's designed to shoot a blast of water when something moves in the path of it's motion detector eye. I'm thinking it might help to have 2 of em, one on each side of a chicken coop at night. They're not that expensive, and if they don't work I could always cover the md eye and use them as a regular sprinkler.
    Anyone ever heard/tried such a thing?
     
  2. Wooden_Pony

    Wooden_Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

    You mean a scarecrow sprinkler right?

    http://www.stoneplow.com/lawn-garden/scarecrow-auto-outdoor-animal-deterrent.html

    We use them all the time out at my parents ranch. They do work really well my parent's have wild pigs, deer, and turkeys. My Parent's push them into the ground in areas they do not want the pigs, deer, or turkeys in and it shoots the water. The sound of the sprinkler is enough to scare them away. They now know what areas are off limits to them and tear up the rest of the place. [​IMG]

    We have been using them for years now. Love them!!
     
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  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Yep, that's exactly what I was talking about. The ones in the catalogs I mentioned are alot cheaper, but I've always believed you get what you pay for and I'll invest in the ones you showed. It'll be worth it to me if it saves one chicken that might otherwise have had an untimely death. Thanks for the link.
    Edited: That site looks great. Gonna have to check out the entire site. Thanks again.
     
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  4. limhyl

    limhyl Out Of The Brooder

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    I have one of these to keep the deer out of my garden and it works great. I was hoping that it would work for the chicken run area at night. Anyone tried this?
     
  5. JanetS

    JanetS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would love to know too. I have raccoons that are around my chicken coop every night. Chickens are locked up and safe but don't like taking a chance.
     
  6. KippenhokChick

    KippenhokChick Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a lot of ferrel cats in my neighborhood (not to mention the cat lady next door as well) and my coop has become a point of interest. I have an air soft gun that I have been using to try to scare them off but they are learning that my aim is not that impressive and stand their ground. My coop and run are well secured but it still makes me nervous, especially when the toms come by. My Shepard mix does pretty good with running them off but they still keep coming back. This morning after it took a whole clip of air soft pellets to get a tom off the top of my run I finally ordered the Orbitz scarecrow sprinkler. Anyone else have experience with them around chickens? I am worried that every time it goes off it will scare my girls just as much.
     

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