owl alert

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

  1. gottaluvchickens

    gottaluvchickens Out Of The Brooder

    May 27, 2009
    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
    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.
  3. cgmccary

    cgmccary Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    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.
  4. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

    May 18, 2009
    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!

  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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