"Wing Song" Bird Monitor- Anyone use one?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Tdub4chiks, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. Tdub4chiks

    Tdub4chiks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a bird monitor that I haven't used in a few years. I've always loved feeding wild birds and I loved to listen to them when there's 6 foot of snow outside.

    I was thinking of putting this out with my girls so I could listen to them. The monitor usually goes off at dusk automatically, but was wondering if instead of putting this on "auto", should I put in on the "on" position to listen at night. Not use if this would work, but not sure how long the batteries would last.

    Anyone else use one of these?
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2010
  2. Tdub4chiks

    Tdub4chiks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, I just went & got new batteries and put the monitor out by the girls. It's working great. I can hear all the wild birds, the rain etc. The only problem is that my girls are so quiet. I took them out some pasta, lemon cake, crackers and they still aren't making any noise. I heard one little squabble and that was it. But, I can hear them peck at their dish of pasta.

    Now I'm trying to get Sadie off the couch to go out and play. She sure gets things going outside..lol
     
  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I would love to have a bird monitor. So nice.
     
  4. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    How far does the signal reach? I tried a wireless baby monitor in my coop and mostly what I hear is static ~ I guess it is too far away for a good signal.
     
  5. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought a baby monitor then returned it when I figured out the unit I needed to be battery operated was actually the transmitter, not the receiver (I don't have electricity in my coop).

    But this bird monitor sounds like it would work.
     
  6. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    It would sure get your attention if a preditor got in the coop/run. Not a bad idea that could save eggs. Um, I mean lives.
     
  7. Tdub4chiks

    Tdub4chiks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure of the distance it would reach, but my coop is probably 30-50 ft away from my house. I've had this for over 10 years so I'm sure I don't have the paperwork anywhere. I have it hanging on the side of the coop, with the receiver plugged in right here, next to me. I can hear all the wild birds, cars going by etc, but my girls - well I hear them pecking at things. No bock bock, nothing. I thought RIRs were suppose to be noisy..lol. They are 18 wks old.
     
  8. Tdub4chiks

    Tdub4chiks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This was my intention, but I can't see where anything could ever get in. I have a hard time...lol
     
  9. wildeflowers

    wildeflowers I suspect fowl play!

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    I bought one of those for my dad years ago. He really liked it a lot. Not sure, but my mom might still use it. That's a good idea to put it in the coop.
     
  10. BWKatz

    BWKatz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good idea for monitoring Predators. Chickens really aren't that noisy unless one catches a bug or grasshopper...or lays an egg. There's still hope for a song. [​IMG]
     

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