Works very well July 18, 2014
Recently purchase this double unit in order to preserve my marriage. My wife has her extensive flower garden and I have my chickens. There was a constant battle between the 2 of them, which the chickens were winning. In order to restore peace, I purchased and installed these devices. I am pleased to say that after extensive setup and testing, my wife and I witnessed a minimum of 10 successful defenses of her flowers. Each time a chicken approached, one or the other of the units would detect the intruder and send them scurrying away with a quick blast of water and a noisy greeting. The chickens are starting to get wise to this and actually are staying away from her flowers. Now I will have to purchase more in order to protect the rest of her gardens. Thanks Havahart for restoring tranquility in my household.
Works great for chickens! August 15, 2012
Reviewer: Kristi G., mom of Sage - via Amazon.com
This works great for getting chickens to quit eating the garden! I have small garden patches spread on the side of a hill on a bit over an acre. One section is the best for growing but out of site of the house and EVERYTHING goes over there to nibble - once the neighbors cows got out and knocked down, trampled, and ate just EVERYTHING to get at the canteloupes! This has been great. I had to get a really good hose to use it with - the one I had was leaky around the screw in and it just didn't work well. It kept my garden watered well over there AND allowed me to let the chickens over there some - with the added benefit of helping to deter foxes and other predators from entering my yard from the side. It does use some batteries but it's a lot cheaper than the concoctions that you spray or spread to deter critters that don't work nearly as well.
I will be buying another one next year for another spot I am having trouble with. It works. I love that it keeps me from watering so much by hand too, as that frees me up to do other things.