Randal Burkey solar predator "eyes"

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by ldemmert, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. ldemmert

    ldemmert Out Of The Brooder

    Has anyone used this?
    Maintenance-free, solar-powered units require neither batteries nor electricity.
    Units are completely sealed, protecting against moisture & are high/low temperature resistan.
    Red flashing LED light automatically turns on at dusk & off at full daylight.
    Concept is simple, but it works.
    Predators believe the flash to be the eye of another animal & they feel threatened, so they stay away. Protects against owls, coyotes, opossum, raccoons, fox bobcats, muskrats, bear, cougar, wild boar, mink, weasels & many more nocturnal predators.
    Use multiple units for maximum effect

    I'm always suspicious of "foolproof" predator deterents. Any ideas?​
     
  2. reallemons1

    reallemons1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have one. It charges its self and flashes brightly every night. An owl got 3 guienas, 2 chickens and injured another chicken anyways. I would say it is not foolproof.
     
  3. lotzahenz

    lotzahenz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Were those grown-sized guineas? I had an owl in my barn tonight. It was a small one, roosting in there on a rafter.
     
  4. reallemons1

    reallemons1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The gueinas were about 3 to 4 years old. 1 chicken was about 4 years and 1 was 7 months. It was a big owl.
     
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  5. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    Quote:I'm always suspicious of "foolproof" predator deterents. Any ideas?

    Save your money. If you have an area you want to keep the predators out, get an electric fence. And cover your runs if that is possible. My electric fence has cut down my ground level predators, but I can't cover 15 arces of free range runs. Most of it has good cover for the chickens, but it is not fool proof.
     

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