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Owl Decoy In The Garden??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Buff-Island-Australorp, May 23, 2011.

  1. Buff-Island-Australorp

    Buff-Island-Australorp Songster

    Apr 1, 2011
    Bixby, OK
    I probably posted this in the wrong forum, so I thought I'd try it over here.
    I had an owl decoy sitting in the middle of my garden. My chicks (9 weeks old) have not discovered the garden yet. I moved my owl decoy to the end of my garden, which is in the direction of where my chicks would come from once they do figure out I have a garden. Has anyone had any luck with a decoy to deter the chicks or will they just ignore it and curiously peck at it as they go by?
    I also feel like it may attract a real owl, which I understand, would have a disastrous outcome.

  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas

    They'll be scared of it at first, maybe, then they'll just ignore it. Been there, done that.

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