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Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by hawk, Aug 5, 2009.
Has anyone heard that a radio in the coop at night can help keep preditors away?
weve heard of it but it seems like anything else they get used to it , i dont know.
we keep a baby monitor in the coop and use a small shotgun to keep em in check
We also have a baby monitor in the coop and a shot gun by the back door. We've only caught one set of glowing eyes out there so far, and letting the dogs out made whatever that was leave in a hurry.
I have a radio that plays talk radio & mine go to sleep to the sounds of baseball at night. The real intention was to sooth my lone chicken I had for a while after a bear attack last year. It worked well for that & I like the idea of it becoming something that's a soothing familiarality for them when things are in flux you know what I mean?
I also have a baby cam in the coop so I can hear & see.... I haven't set up one for my other coop yet but I think I will soon because it's a great comfort when you're wondering "did I just hear something out in the coop clawing??" More reliable than my ears or the cam is the dogs nose though & I usually just let mine go & that takes care of whatever is there.
I have a radio going 24/7 in the chicken barn.
The dhooks are used to the music and voices.
I also keep a low wattage light on in the barn.
We do the same in the horse barn.
Does it deter predators ? Well, the jury is out on this,
but the animals sure do like it.
I appreciate the feedback, We have quite a few foxes living behind our house and we also have a blue heeler who seems to hear the slightest noises outside at night and will go out and bark at them and keep the foxes at a distance but this weekend we will be gone a few days and the dog is coming along Although a neighbor will lock the chickens in at night it still makes me a little nervous with the foxes.
yea if your leaving town i woud leave a radio on