Tally, president of the Oklahoma Game Fowl Breeders Association, said he has used a strobe light at night to keep owls away
from his birds. ...
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,,,, You might try making some flashing led lights to help keep the owls away.
Here are some, but they are expensive. http://www.niteguard.com/
I made my own... as well as use the niteguard lights, but still have had owl
The best thing you can do is buy a good baby monitor and place the
out with your chickens. Then at night when the chickens start squalling you
can get out
there with your shotgun to scare them away. If you catch them in the middle
of a kill
you can stake the dead chicken down and tie 3 traps to the stake and place
them around the chicken... kind of hide the traps with leafs and under the
wing, etc. (make sure you use padded traps so you don't hurt the poor little
owl) then the next morning you can go outside and very gently relocate the
If he has started visiting and killing your chickens he won't leave on his
own, and the lights won't scare him away. They may scare owls that are new
to the area... but not that old timer.
And for those that don't know, a Great Horned Owl will pull off the chickens
head and swallow it whole. Leaving the rest of the chicken. ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
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