What in the world can I do to get Red Shouldered Hawks to quit eating my chickens? I have lost a rooster, a 4 week old chick, a silkie hen and 5 adult layers, not to mention one 4 week old chick that was killed in the panic that ensued after one attack, and one hen who was attacked but I scared away the hawk before it could kill her. Our chickens are in electric poultry netting and there is a chicken tractor(s) inside that. We have been told to put a goat in with them to scare away hawks, which we did for our broilers and it works ok, unless a chick gets scared and lets out a distress call...that's just too much for the hawks to handle and they come eat the chick in spite of the goat. We hung CDs in the pen, and the hawk struck again in less than an hour. Today after a failed attack on a hen, I closed the tractor up pretty tight, only leaving a little space in door for the chickens to get in (I was running late picking my child up at school and could not catch the rooster, who was freaking out, of course, and he would not have been able to get water with the door closed). When I got home a little while later, I found a hen dead, and this time the hawk had gone in and eaten the chicken right there in the coop! It is not scared at all. If it were a mammal, I would swear it was rabid. There are 3 Red Shoulders that I see regularly, but I'm pretty sure it's one that's really been the culprit. It is, of course illegal to shoot or trap them, and YES someone would know if we did, (and we don't want to anyway) but does anyone have any ideas on how to scare a hawk that has laughed at our every attempt to save our chickens? thanks!