A friend of mine just told me about a trick that I'm wondering if someone may have heard about. Apparently, a japanese farmer (could be wrong about nationality) created small plastic masks that could be placed on the back of a chickens head to stop hawk attacks.
The mask on the back of the chickens head would make it appear that the chicken was looking at the sky, thus not affording the opportunity the hawk is looking for to strike. He would place these masks on only 2-3% of his chickens and it completely stopped the attacks on 100% of the chickens.
I've so far lost 3 chickens this year to hawks. I have a small coop and I can't bear to keep them locked up. So I'm looking for some solution to keep them roaming the backyard freely. The above sounds like a novel idea but I can't find a source to purchase these masks, if they do in fact exist.
Edited by Rootzstyle - 1/19/15 at 11:24am