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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Wisher1000, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    The only driveway alarms I've seen are those that detect a large metal mass moving by.
     
  2. chickadoodles

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    I just thought it was a little early to be slowing down. But I did worm mine last month and dusted the coops and a couple birds. Thanks for the suggestions.
    I did not know there were mite strips? I will have to find some and put some in my coop. Thanks [​IMG]
     
  3. chickadoodles

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    They have some cheap ones that will detect any movement. My SIL is using the for coons and armadillos.
     
  4. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

    This is the only place that I have found them:

    http://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/no_mite_strips.html
     
  5. chickadoodles

    chickadoodles True BYC Addict

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    insanity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went out yesterday to help a FFA kid with his birds and ended up coming home with a 3 month old white turkey.... That kid is a slick salesman.
     
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    CC when I first finished my coop I had a couple nights that the dogs raised cain. So we added a motion sensor light. Most night critters do not like light and when the light came on the critters ran off! Just a thought that lights may be cheaper than alarms.
     
  9. ChickenCanoe

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    I really appreciate the information and advice but it would be very difficult to safeguard my birds with line of sight or infrared sensors. If you saw my setup, you'd understand.
    The coons have been proven to be able to get into the buildings from all sides. There are at least 6 buildings most of the time surrounded by vegetation. There aren't many line of sight paths on any side of any building with trees, berries and gardens surrounding them. Sometimes, I've seen the raccoons climb down from the trees right onto the roofs.
    As an industrial electrician and automation engineer, I'm well versed in all the motion/proximity sensors yet to be invented. If I were able to put some on the perimeter of the whole property (which isn't possible) with deer, rabbits, etc. I'd be getting false alarms all night. I think I need something that works on sound.
     
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  10. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    Really not a bad idea but again, you'd need to see the space. I've considered it. I've had motion sensor lights surrounding my house since we've lived here and last spring raccoons broke into my basement on 2 occasions and killed 10 chicks - ignoring the lights.

    Bottom line is, buildings need to be Fort Knox at night.
     
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