Predator proofing that seems to be working .

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by flwrldy, May 29, 2017.

  1. flwrldy

    flwrldy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The other night I heard coyotes howling really close by :eek:. I heard that human voices work to scare off predators, and know it worked for my neighbor..so I searched high and low looking for a radio to use, to no avail. Finally I remembered we have two old cell phones, so I charged them up, set one on a YouTube playlist in the nesting box that's blocked off, and one in the kitchen window. The one in the coop was playing Pastor Charles Lawson who is a preacher and boy can he preach! The cell phone in the window had the Audio of the King James Bible playing. Well let me tell you, when I let those chickens and ducks out this morning they came flying out of their coop with their little ole wings raised up to heaven and praising the Lord.. They were quacking and chirping, praises.:wee lol ..Been doing this for over a week now with a giant led spot light too.. So far so good. 3 locks on every opening. Fabric cloth out over 12" all around the pen too.. I'm truly not the crazy chicken lady, just a mother hen

    Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD. Psalm 150:6

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  2. ChickonLand

    ChickonLand Out Of The Brooder

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    Haha that is amazing!
     
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  3. flwrldy

    flwrldy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If only they really could lol, but so far so good on the predator proofing.
     
  4. wynn4578

    wynn4578 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used to go buy cheap clock radios and use them. They work well in gardens to keep varmints out as well. When I was young dad used a propane cannon in his watermelon patch after a couple weeks the deer got used to it and it was back to broken melons. After that he hung transistor radios on each end. Never had a deer or otherwise after that. The changing sound keeps them from growing used to it.
     
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  5. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The coyotes don't seem to be scared of me, an actual human, so I have my doubts they will be too deterred by a radio if they choose to make a meal of my flock. I'm just hoping the fencing and coop is secure enough they won't be breaking in.
     
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  6. itsasmallfarm

    itsasmallfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we use a radio in are coop, its more for the birds just to hear voices. but i guess if it scares off predators then that is awesome.
     
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  7. flwrldy

    flwrldy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! I change it up too. They get lots of sermons lol
     
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  8. flwrldy

    flwrldy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me too on my coop. We won't even let our cats out after dark because our neighbor has lost 5 cats to coyotes. A friend of my moms, had her German Shepard on her back deck and coys attacked and killed it right there. All she could do was watch. She couldn't and didn't even have time to shoot, because there was so much chaos and she didn't want to shoot her dog, but poor thing died anyway. I don't think the coyotes can get in the coop, what I do worry about is a bear. They could probably turn the whole coop over
     
  9. flwrldy

    flwrldy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome. I only worry that it keeps them awake all night, but they can nap during the day. I rather have a little peace of mind that it is keeping predators away, then none at all.
     
  10. itsasmallfarm

    itsasmallfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    our chickens have had the radio since we first got them (2 days old) so they grew up with it, never thought it could disturb there sleep though.
     
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