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Play radio to keep hawks away?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by jbkinor, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. jbkinor

    jbkinor Out Of The Brooder

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    I read somewhere on here about playing a radio in your chicken area as a deterent for hawks because they don't like human voices. Does this work?
     
  2. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    it depends on wat music you play [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Well.....so far....yup, I would say it works. I have a radio in our coop...and so far, no hawk attacks. (knock on wood) Also, my grand dad told me many years ago....if you want those hens to lay better, put on some country music. Of course, I thought at the time......feeble old man.....well. Last year, my RIR decided they were "tired" of laying...and had almost quit completely. So, out goes the radio with country music. NOTHING else changed in there...ie diet, bedding....nothing...and guess what. My ladies started laying again, and out of 11 hens...we get 8 to 10 eggs a day! Not bad. Maybe in the evenings...when we THINK they are going to roost....they are haveing a little chicken dance party...to help "move the eggs down" LOL
     
  4. thechickenfarmer

    thechickenfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There was someone on the other forum with a big racoon problem that he said was solved by putting a radio in the coop. Sounds good to me. [​IMG]
     
  5. aran

    aran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2007
    rochester ny
    if you play rap music you will be able to keep just about everything away including people i would guess...major problem would be the suicide rate in your chickens! Mind you i would also worry about that with country western music also LOL
     
  6. Wolfpacker

    Wolfpacker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls like Sinatra, especially his version of "Ol' MacDonald." (see below)
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2007
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Aran! Not country and western. It is just country! Country and Western would be Porter Wagoner. Country is George Strait! King George crooning will increase egg production!
     
  8. aran

    aran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2007
    rochester ny
    whatever you say mate heheheh give me stevie ray vaughn, eric johnson or steve vai any day!
     
  9. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2007
    wow im gonna try that! would it keep cats away? my chickens just roam around my yard and my freakin neighbor has 8 cats. they all come into my yard sometimes, my rooster used to keep em out but i had to give him away
     
  10. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Quote:Now you're speaking my language![​IMG]

    My rooster loves Rock music, guess I should expect that from a barred rock.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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