I have a bunch of horses that have their pasture right next to where the birds run around during the day, and next to the chicken PALACE ( ) and runs. The horses keep the predators at bay for the most part. The only time my birds have gotten snatched is when they've been out and not suppose to. For example, had a couple ducks that would sneak under the stall doors and walls and also fly over them. I'd chase them in and they'd fly back out. A couple of them flew out and then snuck out of the barn during the night and the foxes saw them as dinner to go and snatched them up and dragged them to the woods. For the most part the predators haven't bothered them. It also doesn't help when your neighbors kids go around telling ya that they're getting a jack russell, and yes, they tell me this after they heard the story of the jack russell that killed my goslings, and they're getting that jack russell to kill my ducks and other birds. And their pitbull ended up killing 2 of my ducks, and I was not reimbursed whatsoever. Anyways, I was wondering if anyone has ever tried a scarecrow at the ends of their runs? I also thought it would be kind of neat to try one of those Halloween motion activated creatures. Anyone ever tried using one of those techniques and had success?