Where Are The Scarecrows?

Jonny B Goode

Farm Hand
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70
i have driven cross country recently, and the lack of scarecrows I saw was disheartening. I grew up in the mid-west, near Indianapolis, and they were not scarce.

What happened to the scarecrows?
 

Roo4

Farm Hand
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78
You know, that is something I miss seeing too. I didn't think about it until reading this post. Perhaps farmers just don't use them anymore because of new ideas. This world could use more scarecrows for sure!
 

Almost Eden

Golden Chicken
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176
They've never really been a thing in my area, except for decoration during the holidays. I don't they work. When it comes to deterring birds and pests, there are better options.
 

RichZ

Bean Stalker
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413
I think Eden is correct, scarecrows really don't fool birds, I don't think they're been used in many years. There are much better options.
 

MichaelS

Farm Hand
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105
We don't use them, only to decorate during fall. You just don't see many older ideas anymore. I know my grandfather had them in the fields. There are new ways to deter pests now but I like the older ways too.
 
 
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