hawks

  1. cvlcite

    South Florida Predators?

    Hey y’all I live in urban south Florida and I have 2 hens! I wanted to know if anyone knows about what possible predators there could be around here. When I say urban I mean like city I’m nowhere near any wildlife areas so I know I don’t have to worry about bears or anything. I’m concerned about...
  2. egghead77

    Killer Hawks

    I need some ideas for hawk defense... so far i have had 11 of my full grown hens killed and eaten by hawks. + 2 banty roosters. I've been trying to figure out a way to keep them away but havent found the solution. putting up nets is such a eyesore and i don't think fishing line would work either...
  3. Verbon30

    I want to free range but I'm afraid of halks and dogs.

    I want to free range but I'm afraid of halks and dogs. I got 3 Ameraucana. I got silkies to but I don't dare let them free range. the hawks are not to much bigger then the Ameraucana so I'm not sure if they would go after them. I think they are red tale hawks. I guess they could fly away from...
  4. tayjamieson

    Eagle's and Hawks Landing in my backyard - going for my chickens & ducks

    Hey everyone! It's been a while since I've been a able to get on but the past 2 days I've had to chase an eagle out of my backyard that was about to grab my pekin's and chickens. I am surrounded by farm lands/crops so my area always has eagles and hawks around. I've been pretty lucky to say they...
  5. R

    Too many hawks

    Hey. We live in the woods but our yard is really open to hawk attacks. We've had a few really close calls but thankfully nobody has met their doom...yet... Does anybody know if there's a way to keep hawks away?? (Hehe that kinda rhymed!)(sry I have a weird humor...)
  6. Quailberries

    Opinions on supervised free range?

    Ok, so here's my situation- Right now I have two 2-1/2 week pullets and two 1/2 week old pullets. They're housed separately right now, and we're planning to introduce them to each other pretty soon, and hopefully have them all outside in the coop by very late April/early May. While we still...
  7. Chicalinga

    What Killed Our Beautiful Chicken "Chubby Chic"

    Q 1. I keep the chickens under the deck of the house, that is where the coop is. It's chicken wired in and they are pretty safe near the house. However there are large birds hanging out on nearby branches! The other evening (before dark) I heard the chickens squawking. By the time I got to...
  8. duckienae

    Ovulation is a beautiful thing!

    For chickens, that is... My mom and I share a small flock of (currently 12) laying hens on her property in Poulsbo, Washington. We've been raising chickens for several years. Our girls have a small hen-house at the back of mom's old barn, with about 900 square feet of fenced-in hen yard...
  9. Emojikitten

    How can I tell a hawk in the sky?

    Sorry for the bad english. I apparently don't know how to human today. So tomorrow I plan to make my chickens some egg-free pancakes and let them free-range all by themselves. That means I won't be out there. The problem is that there's a lot of big birds flying around my neighborhood and I...
  10. DaveMcLaren

    Song Birds As Defence?

    So, I recently heard someone say "Oh look, the little ones are chasing the hawk away". Boom- Moment of inspiration! How have I never thought of (or read anyone else talk about) using song birds to keep the flock safe? I realize this plan has some minor holes in it, but I think it could work. The...
  11. shoezanne

    Hawk deterrant?

    So my babies are 4 weeks old yesterday! We live within the city limits of San Diego, with canyons all around... and hawks are not uncommon. Is there some big plastic owl or something I can put on my roof to scare them away when I can safely let my girls out to free range? 2nd question, we...
  12. carlyducks

    Hawks- Please help

    My ducks were out free ranging with me this afternoon, and I was literally sitting 3 feet away from them scrolling through my phone when a hawk swooped down so fast. All 4 of my ducks scattered towards me and were trembling. The hawk pulled feathers out from one of them, but luckily that was all...
  13. CasaBlancaChickens

    Issues with Cooper’s Hawk

    Recently, all but (2) of my girls (flock of 17) abruptly stopped laying. They’ve already molted and aren’t broody. Then a couple days later I walked outside to discover a large male Cooper’s Hawk standing on top of their run. We live in the city and my birds have a large run (they do not free...
  14. KDOGG331

    Hawk on run

    So my chickens have been inside during the day a lot lately which is really weird for them because they are almost NEVER inside except maybe on days with bad weather but even then they usually stand outside and get soaked (big dummies :lol:) so for them to stay inside on gorgeous days is really...
  15. BorregoMike

    Desert chickens

    I’m new to chickens but raised turkeys once in the past. I plan to get started this fall with chickens, 25 or so, but have a few questions. I will begin in october when temps are moderate and continue through our also moderate winter. 1. The location is SW desert, there is little point, I...
  16. Bnanners

    Newish to Chickens- Placer county CA

    Hi, I have had a flock of chickens for 3 1/2 years. I have learned a lot since I started!!! The most we have had at one time is 16 hens. (Roosters were too aggressive and noisy- I would like to try again with a more tame one.) We have lost quite a few to hawks, so now we do not free range...
  17. ChooksNQuilts

    Coopers Hawk In Backyard

    I caught a Coopers in the tree bordering my backyard today. It looks like it’s a nesting pair. I only got photos of one. I’ve heard a recording of their call which is distinctive and that’s what caused me to look around and see the one in the tree. This tree is right above where my chickens...
  18. Soon2BChixMom

    Bird netting vs deer fencing vs fishing line over run?

    Hi! My run is 16'x16' cattle panel on 3 sides with a shed on the 4th side. I currently have welded wire around the cp to keep the chickens inside while out with them. They are housed in a prefab which has an attached run with an extension to use while I am not out there. We are building them a...
  19. HuskerHens18

    Chicken vanished, hawk?

    Living on a farm in the middle of nowhere means overloads of predators. I've always known this and accepted it. Last year, about 14 of my chickens vanished without a trace. Not one feather, not one drop of blood found. It turns out, we rented out our hog barn to someone and my chickens would...
  20. R

    new to BYC

    Hi everyone, on I turned my dog cage into my chicken coop. So far it is working out well. I let my 6 RIR out during the day to hunt and then lock them back up at night. I have lost a few to hawks but more to dogs that are strays. My information for raising chickens came from my mom who...
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