I am Ca. and all Raptors are protected. I have 5 acres and like to let my chickens free range. I have a Red Tailed hawk that is picking off around a chicken a week. He has got 3 in the last 9 days. I tried keeping my chickens cooped for a couple of weeks and that worked for a couple of months. But he's back now and I don't know of any way to deter him from preying on my younger (2-6 month old) chicks. So far I have been lucky because I am The Rooster Queen and out of 13 eggs hatched in Dec., 10 were roos and the hawk has only gotten roos. I hate to keep my chickens locked in a pen all day! Any suggestions?