we have a TERRIBLE amount of hawks, being right next to a working farm. On most clear days I can count 4-7. But they are terribly gutsy. I've had the girls free range the other day, and I just assumed the Kestrals wouldn't come close to a human...I could FEEL the whoosh of air as the hawk swept by me. Little terrifying. They clank into the covered run a couple times, but the dogs scare them off. We're restoring a large historic home, and it's just not feasible to start on the chicken tractors now. Any other solutions that don't requite me to babysit a chickens? They really like going out. They come and sit at the door when I walk up to the coop. I have three dogs, but the two terriers aren't good with them. One ignores them, one doesn't, but I know both would love a go. My lab has been loose with them (supervised) and is fine, but she gets excited when they walk away from her and flutter their wings and she starts to get the wind up, I have to call her down. So it would be nice to think I could leave the lab out with them, but I just don't think that would be ideal. I'm sure she would LOVE a nice snack. Anything temporary for, say, 6 months to 8 months? Because of the way the driveway juts into the property and our property widens, it's like a seven, and I cannot see it all from the house. If that helps for suggestions...I do not think a mounted owl, or even several would work. And my neighbors feed songbirds and I'd hate to interfere with that.