We don't really have a place to fly kites on our farm -- too many trees, power lines and a windmill. So, I hesitated when I found two great colorful kites, a bird and a butterfly, for $2 at the Salvation Army thrift store. Then it occurred to me to hang the kites from a pole in the garden...then Shelly (a Sal's regular) suggested they would scare away birds and deer... and...SOLD!
I got two small-diameter PVC pipes and drilled a little hole on the end to thread the kite string through. The PVC pipes turned out to be a bit too flexible, but if they are woven through the chain link fence, and if there is a brisk wind it works and the kites fly. They don't seem to be very effective at scaring the chickens out of the garden, but I haven't seen any deer, so maybe they are doing some good.(Then again, I have never seen a deer in the garden before.)