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Silly question? Do the fake Owls deter hawks?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by m00res, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. m00res

    m00res Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in the city, but my girls have about 1/4 acre to range on. The hawks are STALKING them and I don't have a very safe run for them yet (I know, I know). I have a dog that is a pretty good protector (of the yard at least) so I think that helps. Do the fake Owls do anything? Maybe urban birds are easier to trick ;-). Thanks!
     
  2. chasep

    chasep Out Of The Brooder

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    uh probably not. i wouldnt count on it at least
     
  3. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    Nope sorry wish I had an answer for your problem
     
  4. m00res

    m00res Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, figured! Darn. Thanks anyway, guys!
     
  5. digginchicks

    digginchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My uncle uses them around his yard and they seem to work
     
  6. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    The only thing those owls are good for is for the predators to perch on while they figure out which chicken they want.
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Haven't worked for me. ever.
     
  8. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

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    Probley just scare the poop out of the chicken to have an owl watching them. LOL
     
  9. TexasVet

    TexasVet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hung one from a tree limb near my garden and it scared the chickens away for about a week. Now they just ignore it, which is the same thing the hawks did all along. [​IMG]

    Kathy in Texas
     
  10. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I have seen sparrows and pigeons sitting on the, Remember the Home Improvement episode where that woodpecker pretty much destroyed their wooden owl?
     

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