webcam? Something is eating out of the treadle feeder at night!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by crickettoo, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. crickettoo

    crickettoo In the Brooder

    Mar 17, 2012
    Hi everyone,
    I have a treadle feeder that I bought from Al at the Carpenter Shop in OKC. I've liked it very much. The past couple of nights, however, I've heard the "bang" sound that it makes when it closes quickly. (I live in the city with 4 hens and the coop/run is fairly close to my bedroom window). That means some kind of animal has learned to use it. I want to see what is happening at night. I want to buy some kind of webcam to see what is getting the feed. Does anybody here know of an inexpensive item for this? I would like to either record on a loop just at night or be motion activated. I've heard about people using baby monitors or hunting cams. And, of course, people use the real web cam thing. I don't know anything about this, so any advice would be appreciated. I'm not looking for the "prettiest-high def pictures" just something inexpensive that is functional. Thanks so much.
  2. crickettoo

    crickettoo In the Brooder

    Mar 17, 2012
    Hi again,
    I just realized I put this in the coop design sub-forum. What sup-forum do you think this should be in?
  3. JanetS

    JanetS Songster

    Jun 22, 2012
    Game or trail camera's work pretty good....

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  4. thomasboyle

    thomasboyle Songster

    Feb 28, 2013
    Northwest Hills of CT
    Agree with JanetS, trail cameras are a great tool. I have two, and want to get more. You'd be amazed at what animals are around when you are not!

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