Drone for chasing in Hens

Discussion in 'Pig and Poultry' started by Mikearbuckle, Jul 1, 2018.

  1. Mikearbuckle

    Mikearbuckle New Member

    Location:
    Dundee
    Does anyone use a drone for chasing birds in at night? We have automatic potholes so generally let the birds take their chance but when they are young I like to see them in for peace of mind. Tried a very cheap drone last night and it was very effective but wondering if the birds would just get used to it after a while like everything else. Keen to buy a descent drone and basically looking for a way to justify it .
     
  2. Blaithin

    Blaithin Member

    Location:
    Alberta, Canada
    I find herding chickens akin to herding cats...

    Much easier to bait them in with treats. Perhaps you can rig the drone up to be a treat dispenser that they'd follow? :LOL:
     
  3. Mikearbuckle

    Mikearbuckle New Member

    Location:
    Dundee
    Ha ha I like your thinking, not sure it would work for 64000 birds though ‍
     
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  4. Blaithin

    Blaithin Member

    Location:
    Alberta, Canada


    Never underestimate the ability to train a chicken :ROFLMAO:
     
  5. Pan mixer

    Pan mixer Member

    Location:
    Near Colchester
    They work on sheep very well, hens would naturally run from a hawk so I don't see why not.
     
  6. Bones

    Bones Member

    Location:
    n Ireland
    What about a collie
     
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  7. Mikearbuckle

    Mikearbuckle New Member

    Location:
    Dundee
    Then I would have to own a collie.
     
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  8. Dry Rot

    Dry Rot Member

    Location:
    Scotland
    And quite rightly so, too!:LOL:
     
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  9. Bones

    Bones Member

    Location:
    n Ireland
    And what's wrong with that
     
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  10. Greenbeast

    Greenbeast Member

    Location:
    East Sussex
    They're mental :D:D
     
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  11. Bones

    Bones Member

    Location:
    n Ireland
    I know, I suppose you have to be mental to keep sheep anyway, but will work well with hens to,
     
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  12. Jhabc

    Jhabc Member

    ER UM. You are clearly not very experienced with chickens! As already said it is like herding cats. It is impossible. You will also find you don't get many eggs as a consequence of flying the drone.
     
  13. Fossil

    Fossil Member

    Yep. Handful of mealworms and they will follow you anywhere...
     
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