Hi, this is Marjory Wildcraft. On this edition of Homesteading Basics, we’re going to answer the question, “Are game cameras useful to homesteaders?”
The short answer is yes. Game cameras are a set of eyes and ears working for you in the middle of the night, and can be really useful for helping to protect your backyard chickens. They help you troubleshoot issues and show you exactly what’s been happening.
For example, here’s game-camera footage of my chicken coop when I was having some really bad problems with losses.
Isn’t that some amazing footage? Look at those raccoons and what they do!!!
Birds Do It… Bees Do It…
Now, my brother in North Florida sent over some footage that he had taken. Actually, this answered a question I didn’t even know I had: “If turtles move so slowly most of the time, at what speed do they have sex?”
Don’t you just love that male turtle moving his head quickly like that? It’s so funny.
Protect Your Chickens And Livestock With Game Cameras
I use a lot of different game cameras to protect my livestock, and I especially use game cameras to protect my chickens. I’ve got to tell you, there are zillions of them out there, and a lot of them, quite frankly, don’t work. Here, you can see a trial we’re doing on four different ones.
Actually, I have spent more money on game cameras than I want to talk about. I hope my husband doesn’t know. Sometimes he watches these videos, sometimes he doesn’t. I hope he doesn’t watch this one!
Anyway, game cameras are a great thing for homesteaders. Use game cameras to protect your chickens from raccoons and other such predators. And let me know if you’re interested in finding out a little bit more about which ones work best.
This is Marjory Wildcraft, and I’ll catch you on the next one.
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