Got Night Time Predators? Nite-Guard Solar May Help
If you’ve owned chickens or other poultry for more than a few years, you’re probably familiar with the fact that there are a multitude of predators that want access to your flock. It’s certainly devastating to find a nighttime predator has attacked your flock while you slept.
Meghan works at Meyer Hatchery as the Online Coordinator and Remote Team Lead and uses the Nite-Guard Solar units to protect her flock. Meghan lives at the edge of some woods, so raccoons and foxes were a particularly big problem and she had experienced losses in the past. After installing the Nite-Guard Solar units, she noticed a huge decrease in raccoon losses at night. The fox issues, however, led to a discovery. Foxes are notoriously sly, and Meghan noticed one morning at dawn a fox lurking around her coop. It has learned to wait until the sun was rising and the Nite-Guard was off for the day. Clever.
The Nite-Guard Solar is designed to simulate an animal’s glowing red eyes. Many nocturnal predators will tend to avoid conflict, so the “uncertainty” of a pair of glowing red eyes appearing and disappearing can help deter predators from hanging around your coop. Install the Nite-Guard slightly above eye level of the predators that you want to defend against. It attaches to your coop wall, a stake or a fencepost with nails, wood screws or hook-and-loop fastener. Since it is solar-powered, there are no batteries to replace. The unit automatically comes on at dusk and off at dawn and typically lasts about 3 years.
If you have a nocturnal predator concern, try adding the Nite-Guard Solar Powered Predator Control Light to your arsenal. You’ve worked hard to build the flock of your dreams. Don’t let a predator destroy it in one night. Have you used Nite-Guard with success? If so, tell us about it in the comments. Happy chickening!