owl alert

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by gottaluvchickens, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. gottaluvchickens

    gottaluvchickens Out Of The Brooder

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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.
     
  2. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
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    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.
     
  3. cgmccary

    cgmccary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  4. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    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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  5. Cockadoodledon't

    Cockadoodledon't Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thats Cool,
    Owls are beautiful.
    Happy that they are wanting to live in harmony with you and your extended family!!!!![​IMG]
     
  6. Cockadoodledon't

    Cockadoodledon't Chillin' With My Peeps

    Niteguard has a nice product available to help ward off critters.
    Check it out at www.niteguard.com
     

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