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Red Tail Hawk is building nest on our property

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I'm a new member to the forum. I've been a chicken momma for three years now with no problems with predators until now. Back in the fall our dog killed a red tail hawk that I'm guessing had landed on a chicken or our small dog. Unfortunately I didn't get to witness what happened. Now our chickens are very cautious and stay close to their coop when I let them out. I noticed a massive red tail building a nest in the front of our property this morning. Any suggestions?
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Hi welcome-byc.gif

Glad you could join the flock! Sorry to hear you have a hawk problem hugs.gif If it were me I would be keeping my chickens in a run with a cover for safety from the hawk. You might like to pop by the predator and pest section ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/13/predators-and-pests
Other members there could give you some tips on keeping the Hawks at bay.

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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Please do as Yorkshire Coop suggested,  keep your chickens in an enclosed coop  with a TOP.  Once the hawk hatches her brood, she will need to feed them often, that's why she picked a spot near a "chicken buffet."

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Hi and welcome to BYC - theres an active thread on hawks, which may also be useful to you.

 

all the best

CT

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:welcome

 

x2 on drumstick diva's comment. Keep the birds safe and cover!

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