Giveaway: Nite Guard Solar

October 18, 2013

As we roll into the fall and winter months, food for predators can become a bit more scarce and harder to find. It is important to be especially vigilant during these times to keep our flock safe. Another type of predator proofing that we added  to our coop are Nite Guard Solars. We wanted to add them for a few reasons.

  • They work year round.
  • We don’t have to remember to turn them on. It’s automatic!
  • We don’t need to plug them in or change the batteries. They are solar powered.

Immediately we were thrilled with the results. We no longer noticed as many tracks around the coop and run area. Even the deer stopped munching on the surrounding gardens! Fast forward to today, two years later, and all four of our Solar Nite Guards still work like new!  Despite the harsh weather of the Northeast and the salty air from the sea, they continue to blink from dusk until dawn every single day. We can’t imagine the coop without them.

Two Chances to Win!
We are choosing two winners, each will win one Solar Nite Guard

Leave a comment on this blog with your email address to enter. (mandatory) Winners will be notified via email.

While here, why not become a follower of  Tilly’s Nest?  Then stop over to Nite Guard’s Facebook page and tell them Tilly’s Nest sent you.

Good Luck!
Fine Print: Two winners will be randomly selected to each win one Solar Nite Guard. Items ship to U.S. addresses only. Giveaway ends on 10/26/13 at noon EST. One entry per person. Winner notified by email only.


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76 thoughts on “Giveaway: Nite Guard Solar”

  1. This sounds like a great product! We have had some predator activity around the coop lately (thankfully no one succeeded in entering the ladies' haven). Would love to try something that would keep them further away than the fencing!

  2. I would love to win one of these! I need to win one of these! I'm getting chickens next spring no matter what, I have an old tool/milk shed I'm converting at our family farm, but have to rely on my brothers that live there to keep watch over them at night…so I need these no matter what!!! Wonderful giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!!

  3. Something keeps digging into the coop at night! This would be great. My girls are closed up tight within, but I really need to find time and funds to bury hardware cloth so the mystery animals stop burrowing into the run. soluckyducky at gmail dot com

  4. I am in town and we have fox in the neighborhood. I would so love to have this added layer of security. Renee (

  5. I'm sorry but I bought two of these and they didn't keep a possum from getting into my pheasant pen and killing our male pheasant. It dug right under where we had this nite guard on a post 2' above the ground. We had installed one on each end of the pen. We buried our fence 18" under the ground after this and caught a huge raccoon in our live trap just last week after seeing where something again had dug in the same area of the pen. Live traps with cat food in them work much better.

    • It sounds like the Nite Guard Solars might have been hung up too high. According to the directions they should be hung at the eye level of the predator. The opossum are much lower to the ground than 2 feet. At that level I think they would be more effective for fox and coyotes.
      That being said, I don't think that it is ever a good to rely on only one type of predator proofing. Predator proofing locks, removing food and water from the outside run, burying the hardware cloth all the way around the coop into the ground, and locking up the chickens at night are all things that help against predators. I'm glad though that you were able to solve things and find techniques that were helpful for you and your situation.

  6. I'm building a new coop and sheep barn and I think this needs to be on it! I'd sleep better even if my girls are oblivious to what lurks in the night…

  7. What a great idea! Would love to have these around my chicken tractor for those nights I get home after dark and need to make sure my babies are safe from predators until I can get them into their secure night coop! Melissa thethoughtofyou(at)sbcglobal(dot)net Thank you for this opportunity to win!

  8. Hi, I just found your site and look forward to reading more 🙂 Thank you for the opportunity to win the Nite Guard Solar, it would be a blessing 🙂


  9. As a new chicken owner since this summer, The Nite Guard would be so great to have since we always have coyotes, fox, and racoons sniffing around. We've been lucky so far. Thanks for the opportunity to possibly win this great product. –

  10. I would love to try this product. We have hawks, racoons, fisher cats and coyotes. A fox recently devoured a hen in the middle of the day/ Just not something I want to explain to my kids. Thanks for sharing this information

  11. wow, I have never seen these before and think it would be a great idea to have this on hand since I am having major issues with racoons and skunks here. thanks for the chance to win, definitely going to look these up irregardless of if I win or not! micaela6955 at msn dot com new GFC follower of your blog too!

  12. I am fighting off city racoons. Man are they brave and meaner than any country racoon I ever ran into. This would wonderful to have especially on those nights were I don't get home before it get's dark and my coop door is still open. Sugarae_24 at yahoo dot com

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