Yesterday, the hawk that killed my BLRW on Dec. 5th returned...and killed my BO. Which means my JG, Agnes, is now an only child. My question to you folks today is two-fold:
First: Has anyone had any success with a deer-type mesh, batting cage kind of enclosure? If so, how hefty a mesh is required? Will airplane cable be strong enough to support it? Will a soft mesh of any type be strong enough to keep out a juvenile red-tailed hawk out? I am certain that any scare-crow type device won't work....he sat within five yards of me this morning and was unfazed by three rounds of pine cones and ginkgo bombs being lobbed at him by my husband and I. If two live, screaming, flailing people didn't deter him, no stuffed cut-out will.
Second: How do I keep my lone, lonely, lovely Agnes entertained until the spring? I have a new batch of chicks coming May 1st.
As always, thank you all, for all and any wisdom you can offer.