radios

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by sab, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. sab

    sab Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've ran across posts that mention playing radios and that somehow that is effective in keeping varmints at bay.... true or false?? Talk radio or music?? Do wild animals really heed that mono sounding talk/music?? Just curious if I should build into my new coop a sound system....
    Thanks!!
     
  2. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would think a motion-activated dog's bark or lion's roar would be more effective than talk radio. Although some of those shows might make predators die from induced stupidity. [​IMG]
     
  3. centrarchid

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    Radios work for a short time but varmints such as coyotes and foxes will acclimate over the course of days. Does not work at all on oppossums.

    Overall, I found to be ineffective. Brother says they are effective in horse stalls with racoons.
     
  4. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been using a radio on a talk show for years. Talk shows works better for me because most critters shy form a human voice. Music doen's have any affect on them. If I had only one form of predator protection, this would be it.
     
  5. sab

    sab Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my problem is that I've discovered a raccoon eating the peanuts in the squirrel feeder last night. Sounds like talk radio might work against coons...????
     
  6. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Quote:Try and see. Loss will cost you only peanuts.
     
  7. swimmer

    swimmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Years ago we'd put a radio out to keep the coons out of the garden. But after time, they figured it out.
     
  8. ARose4Heaven

    ARose4Heaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't know about ground based animals...but it sure did convince the owl to leave our shed!
     
  9. centrarchid

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    Owls it might work against. Same critters will attack radio if proper recording (squawling rabbit) played so they pay attention to radio in a manner other varmints probably do not. As pesky as owls can be, lots of measures appear work on them. I think it is because of their reduced brain power and reliance upon hearing.
     
  10. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Many years ago in Colorado, we used a tape recording of a "squawking rabbit" to CALL IN coyotes when the pelts were bringing high prices. They would come in VERY CLOSE from a long way off.

    Some of those "Talk-Show Hosts" sound like "squawking rabbits" to me.......so you might want to reconsider using those particular programs......especially if they are "Far-Left" OR "Far-Right".

    Ha-Ha !!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
    -Junkmanme- [​IMG]
     

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