Nite Guard -- anyone using this? or even HEARD of it?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by DawnSuiter, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. Nite Guard

    I can't imagine this actually works, but what do I know about the mind of a predator?
  2. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Songster

    May 26, 2008
    Upstate South Carolina
    I have seen that for sale as well. I would love to know if it would work as well.......[​IMG]
  3. bluebirdfarm

    bluebirdfarm Songster

    i'm gonna try one .
    will let u know.
  4. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    If you have electricity, somebody told me you could just get blinking red christmas tree minilights and that they worked.
  5. Beekissed

    Beekissed Free Ranging

    I have read a few letters and articles about it in Countryside mag and folks say they work wonderfully! Says it even works on keeping deer out of the garden. As the lights are motion sensor controlled, works better than blinking Christmas lights. Supposed to simulate predators eyes when an animal approaches. If they blinked all the time, I'm sure the animals would start to disregard them after awhile.
  6. birdy_num_nums

    birdy_num_nums In the Brooder

    May 28, 2008
    I have one. Haven't used it yet as my chickies aren't outside yet (4 wks old). The info with it indicates "on at dusk, off at full daylight" so they are not motion sensor activated. This is beneficial in that a predator would see the flashing light from far off vs. being right up on the sensor before seeing the flash.

    It is best to have at least 4 of the units so they can face each direction. And you mount at different heights according to what predators you are trying to deter. I could see spending a small fortune on the things! I just bought the one and plan on moving it around every few days just as a part of my predator deterrance plan.

    They are smaller than I expected. I expected a box around the size of a car battery, but they are only about 2x3x1".
  7. greyfields

    greyfields Crowing

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    I use 8 of them and so far so good. Our biggest issues are great horned owls, racoons and coyotes. No losses in the last year, except lambs to coyotes well beyond where I had installed the night guard.

    I started using them on the suggestion of another farmer, who has nearly 1,000 laying hens pastured. His biggest problem was owls, so he places his atop a 15' high boom coming off the hoop houses.

    He and I both place one on each side of a post, so they point in each and every direction. So, you really need 4 per installation.

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