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Owls

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Buckhunter76, May 14, 2012.

  1. Buckhunter76

    Buckhunter76 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was just wondering, I have a lot of Owls around, and there's times that I don't get home in time to lock my chickens up. Would a red light help keep them away???
     
  2. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know about a red light repelling owls, but some sort of netting or strings over the run would give them pause about flying into somewhere they cannot escape.

    Chris
     
  3. Buckhunter76

    Buckhunter76 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks ,[​IMG] 20 views and one reply??? lol
     
  4. bj taylor

    bj taylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    by the time the owls come out the chickens are in their coop sleeping aren't they?
     
  5. furbabymum

    furbabymum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a great idea for you. Set a live trap. Catch the owls and ship them to me please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Such a huge rabbit problem that I'd pay good money for some owls!
     
  6. Buckhunter76

    Buckhunter76 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish, they're in the coop, but not asleep :(
     
  7. Buckhunter76

    Buckhunter76 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that legal? If so sounds like a plan to me, if not we'll keep it on the DL, lol[​IMG]
     
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  8. Buckhunter76

    Buckhunter76 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's plenty around these parts, when I Turkey hunt, thats what I use mostly for my locator call. Whoo cooks for you, lol
     
  9. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    That brings back memories! Who, who. Who cooks for you?

    Owls don't usually bother grown chickens but might go after them if other food is not available. Definitely cover your run with wire to prevent any type of predators from flying or climbing in. I have plenty of hawks and owls around my place but it's the ground varmits that cause the most problems for me. They'll dig, chew, claw their way in if at all possible.
     
  10. wsmoak

    wsmoak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Have you ever had a problem with an owl getting one of your chickens? We have Barred Owls here (who cooks for you?) and the chickens go to bed before the owls come out.

    The spring they had babies here (adorable!) we did see them out in the early evening and late morning, but they were after toads and mice, not chickens.

    What kind of owls do you have? I suppose a great horned owl would be big enough, but in general I'd think a full grown chicken would be too big for the average owl to bother with.

    -Wendy
     

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