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When was the first scarecrow used?

The first recorded history of Scarecrows were over 2500 years ago when the Egyptians and Greeks put them in their fields to protect the wheat from large flocks of quail and other hungry birds. Immigrants who moved to the United States during the 1800s brought with them a variety of ideas for making scarecrows.

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Furthermore, who invented the first Scarecrow and when?


Subsequently, question is, what were the first scarecrow made out of? The first scarecrows in recorded history were made along the Nile River to protect wheat fields from flocks of quail. Egyptian farmers put wooden frames in their fields and covered them with nets. The farmers hid in the fields and scared the quail into the nets.

Just so, what did people use before the scarecrow was invented?

Before using traditional decoy-of-man on a stick designs, European farmers used children armed with wooden clappers and smoky fires to keep birds away from farm land.

What were scarecrows used for?

A scarecrow is a decoy or mannequin, often in the shape of a human. Humanoid scarecrows are usually dressed in old clothes and placed in open fields to discourage birds from disturbing and feeding on recently cast seed and growing crops.

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