Any ways to stop hawks?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Chickensaurous, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. Chickensaurous

    Chickensaurous Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens are free range and just yesterday my giant fluffy Orpington rooster was taken up in the air by a hawk luckily the hawk bit off more than it could chew and dropped the massive rooster back on the ground any ways to prevent hawks in a free range area?
     
  2. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    There are lots of threads on this so you could try searching as well.

    From what I've read though top two are roosters to sound alarms (hmm not working it seems lol) and giving lots of places to hide be that man made or natural. Nothing seems to work 100% though I don't think.

    But like I said go do a search because there are lots of interesting threads on it.
     
  3. Chickensaurous

    Chickensaurous Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thank you:D
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Chickensaurous, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! it's one of the perils of free range. My dogs seem to deter hawks from diving - that seems to be about it for me. Good luck to you!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]Can't think of any legal ways except livestock guardian dogs and I believe they have to be fenced in or they take off.
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  8. Lulabell Farm

    Lulabell Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    My friend has over 20 free range chickens and a hawks nest in a nearby tree. She put out a few crow decoys and swears she hasn't had a Hawk problem since. I'm going to get a few and try it out.
     
  9. lilbittheduck

    lilbittheduck Out Of The Brooder

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    Try buying a dog kennel, the kind thats made for outside dogs. They usually come with a tarp. I live on the windy prairie, but it doesnt blow away. They are very easy to stake down and move. We use these for our lil ducks. Hope this helps!
     
  10. Diannastarr

    Diannastarr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EXACTLY, I agree a good dog is the best for free ranging our chickens. have a good one take care Dianna[​IMG]
     

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