Time for a Game-Cam.... suggestions?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by tellynpeep, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. tellynpeep

    tellynpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 4, 2008
    SW New Hampshire
    I've had it. I need to see who and what is getting my birds. I would love suggestions from people who have cameras set up.... what kind you have, any feedback positive or negative, and cost ballpark. Do they work in winter or do the batteries die too fast? I will probably need at least two: one on the coop and at least one on the yard where they range most of the time.

  2. darin367

    darin367 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 1, 2010
    Shelton, Wa.
    got mine at amazon.com, i think it was 85 bucks...... cheap model, but it works fine...... batteries have lasted 3 months, but i only use it 3-4 times a week...... its a PRIMOS i read a bunch of reviews and it had good feedback.... works in snow, rain etc....
  3. Capvin

    Capvin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2011
    Lake Placid, FL
    Check for this same thread question that is going on now at the Random Rambings site. Several people have given suggestions
  4. tellynpeep

    tellynpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 4, 2008
    SW New Hampshire
    Thank you!!
  5. Jaxon4141

    Jaxon4141 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 18, 2012
    I may be missing something in this tread. But for the amount of money you are going to spend on cameras, why not invest that money in materials to secure your chickens so that nothing can get in at night? I live with a large raccoon population and security has always been my first objective concerning my chickens. They come around every night, but they don't get chickens. There are plenty of voles and other rodents that they can catch and we both end up happy.
  6. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    Yes I agree the first step is secure the coop.Put some flour down to see prints.Next I would say is a havahart trap.Finally a game cam for entertainment sake. I love seeing peoples pics. I have seen them on sale at walmart.You can get a decent one for $100. The traps run about $46 at home depot and $35 at TSC.Cost of coop issues? Hopefully not to much!
  7. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2010
    Marshfield, Ma.
    While I agree with you in theory, it is also good to know the ways of your adversary before engaging it. Basically knowing what you are up against as predators run the gamut from minks to mountain lions pending where you live. While under-doing could cost you your chickens while over-doing will cost you your wallet.

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