Nite Guard Solar, your experience with it?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by secuono, May 27, 2011.

  1. secuono

    secuono Songster

    May 29, 2010
    Just like it says above, how does yours work? How many do you have? And where is the cheapest place to get it, shipped? So far the manufacturer ships it for $28 total. [​IMG]
  2. Chickmate

    Chickmate Songster

    Nov 10, 2009
    SE Michigan
    I have four solar Nite Guards on each side of the run at about 3' height. I put them up last fall before I even had any chickens. Got my chickens this March and have not seen any type of predator in my yard or around the coop and run at all. Don't know if it's because the Nite Guards work or because the predators haven't figured out that I have chickens yet. They're out there flashing away every night! I paid $99 for the set of four from McMurray. Sorry, I can't remember what I paid for shipping.
  3. de kippendame

    de kippendame In the Brooder

    May 26, 2011
    South Central IA
    Thinking I might invest in one or more of these...last year we lost our little flock of ducks(partly to our forgetting to lock them up at night...ooops) [​IMG] to either an owl or a coon(I assume). We've had a "cute little skunk", as my DH has been calling it, wandering around the yard that last several nights. We don't have our chickies yet, but I'm sure once he gets a hankering for chick and sees that we've added some to the premisis, he'll be around more often...And I'm NOT dealing with another skunked dog right before bed again! Dumb dog took off like lightning when we let her out for her last potty time before bed last night...needless to say it wasn't pretty![​IMG]
  4. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Songster

    I have my reservations about the concept of a flash in the eyes detering a predator. I've flashed too many wolves, fox, coyotes, coon, etc and checked back and the eyes were still there. Maybe they have a special color researched that is more effective then red or white but I'll wait and see. Till then you shoot between the 2 dots and hope they did not learn to walk side by side with their outside eye closed. [​IMG]
  5. Doopy

    Doopy Songster

    Dec 16, 2009
    Indiana, USA
    Here's an idea that I came up with a while back. Since I have installed these we have had absolutely no predator problems. And we used to have serious problems. Click here.
  6. Fritatta

    Fritatta Chirping

    May 16, 2011
    Woodstock, GA
  7. aprophet

    aprophet Songster

    Jan 12, 2010
    chesapeake Va.
    Quote:I use flashing novelty lights from spencer to draw bobcats to my traps CD's and Christmas tinsel work well too anything that piques a houscats interest works for bobkitties as well
  8. Doopy

    Doopy Songster

    Dec 16, 2009
    Indiana, USA
    Quote:Yup that's the ticket. I'm so glad you found them as I forgot where they are available. This is the cheapest and most effective predator control I have come up with. These lights blink on and off slowly - not like a neon sign - but they slowly increase in brightness and slowly go out about every 60 to 90 seconds. For $15 I would highly recommend that everyone give this a try.
  9. tomingreeneco

    tomingreeneco Songster

    Jun 29, 2010
    Greene County, PA
    I have eight around my coops. Came home later then expected one night and lost two chickens to a raccoon. It walked right up the ramp with the Nite Eyes looking right at it. (This was the only way in or out of the coop). So I think they are pretty much worthless. Now I make sure someone is always home to look up the flock at dusk.
  10. Tylt33

    Tylt33 Songster

    Jun 13, 2010
    Chico, California
    I just bought five but have yet to put them up. The reviews on Amazon are pretty good, and they had the cheapest price I could find ($19 each, no tax, free shipping). I figure even if these things are only somewhat effective (20%?) I'll take it over nothingness.

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