predator proofing

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by panner123, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. panner123

    panner123 Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    Now that is has warmed up again many will want to leave the chickens out, but are worried about fox, coon and the like. If I hadn't been for my gray haired disease, I would have mentioned what I use for these small critters. Most prople have small runs, so this won't break the bank account. Go to your local hardware store and get a few of the motion detector lights. When you put them up only use one light bulb, in the other side place a plug that can be run to a radio or tape player, which I use. Mine has dogs barking, people yelling, music and every third one has a whisler. This I got from a
    flea market. If you want noise, this will give it to you. It wakes my closest neighbor every time it goes off and they live almost a half mile away. And every dog within two miles is up. I have about five acres fenced for my chickens, right in the woods. So, it was pricey for me, but worth every penny. Not much I can do about the hawks and eagles, birdnetting is out of the question, so when a hawk comes around they need to find a brush or cover of some kind. These will run about $25. each, while some run on solar power, I don't trust the weather

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