i've had laying hens for 10 years or so . until recently i'd only lost one hen to a hawk. HOWEVER, in the last week i lost 2 hens and have had frequent hawk sightings around my
backyard chicken coop. in general hawks have become much more plentiful in the past few years. they're beautiful birds but i don't want them eating my chickens !
i've never had a rooster. would a rooster give my hens any protection? maybe by sending up an early warning call???
any info greatly appreciated.