Catching an Chicken Egg Thief?

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Unfortunately, a henhouse full of eggs is of interest to more than just foxes and raccoons. This is a page about catching an chicken egg thief.
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February 26, 2017

Has anyone used an outdoor webcam to keep an eye out on the chicken coop? My hens' eggs are disappearing. I think it is a squirrel, but haven't caught him at it. Any suggestions on what kind to use? Thank you.

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February 27, 20170 found this helpful
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I have not used this personally, but at any electronics store or the internet you can purchase any motion-activated CCTV system that's pretty easy to use.

Technically you could rig up a cell phone or webcam for the job but you would need to keep the lights on or find a webcam that reads infrared (pricey)

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February 26, 20170 found this helpful

Not a webcam, but at Sams you can get a wireless camera that you can add to as needed. we use it in the barn stall when needing to watch a bottle calf. I forget the range on it but it has a pretty clear picture as long as it is light out.

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All the webcams I have ever seen were either built into the computer or plugged into the computer.
Keep us updated with the culprit, I have never known a squirrel to go after eggs before, but have mice and snakes (in addition to coyotes, fox and raccoons and opossums.

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February 26, 20170 found this helpful

Hencam.com has an excellent article on this: hencam.com/.../

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