When are hawks most likely to hunt? It's mid afternoon right? My neighbors across the street had a hawk in their tree eyeing their free ranging flock yesterday afternoon. We live in a nice wooded area with several predators, hawks/eagles/owls being plentiful. Having a covered strong run is a must! I free range my girls, but mainly in the late afternoon/evening. I'm so afraid of stray dogs and now this hawk, especially my beautiful d'uccle that is tiny. Also, do hawks attack in heavy wooded areas? My girls mainly stay in the wooded areas of our property. The side trees area is the safest. Thanks.