I am a new member and new to raising chickens, I purchased my chicks the end of May and happy to say I am getting eggs from my sweet girls. Today, sadly I lost a beautiful Buff Orbington to a hawk predator. I am devastated because it is my first loss.
I have my chicken coop and roost enclosed in a barn and fenced in pastures for my hens but I don't have netting over the open areas. Now I'm afraid to let them out again. What ideas or suggestions do you have to make it safer without using netting over the top because my open area is pretty big.
Will this Hawk come back?
Scared and sad in The Pacific NW.