owl alert

gottaluvchickens

In the Brooder
10 Years
May 27, 2009
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I just saw an owl while I was outside putting up my chickens. I know that they will eat a chicken if given a chance. What can I use to scare them off.
 

Attack Chicken

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11 Years
Sep 25, 2008
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Indianapolis, IN
I'm not sure if CDs will scare off an owl or not. The best thing to do is put up your chickens a little earlier so the owl doesn't get a chance to grab one. Do you have them in a run?If you can cover the run that would be best.
 

cgmccary

Crowing
13 Years
Sep 14, 2007
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NE Alabama
If it is a Great Horned Owl, then it is a danger to chickens-- all sizes. If it is a Barred Owl or of course, Screech Owl, then NOT a danger. I don't know about Barn Owls-- anybody else? All are easy to tell apart by sight from a distance or by their sounds.
 

Sjisty

Scribe of Brahmalot
12 Years
May 18, 2009
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Brooksville
We have a family of barred owls. The parents nest in our huge oak tree trunk every spring and then we get to watch their babies grow up. When my chickens see a large shadow, they startle, but then when they realize it is the owls, they just go back to scratching. The owls don't bother them.

We have never had a problem with mice or rats with these big guys!

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