Don't get me wrong, I'm as patriotic as the next person, but Bald Eagles are starting to try my patience around here. Not only are they beautiful and big- they like to eat chickens. My chickens. And I can't very well shoot them- they're protected. I'm not building a run for the chickens because they are free-range to assist with bug-control on the ranch (at which they excel greatly). I wouldn't mind so much if the Eagles were picking off the non-laying girls, but 3 layers inside of two weeks? You're hurting my feelings! Of course, my BCMs were the first to go- they were the most adventurous, much to my dismay. I'm hoping the fish come back in force in the creek and the baldies stop munching on my chickens... They are gorgeous, but now I see them with a twinge of "why I oughta..." I don't think there are really any options to solve this problem- not legal ones, and I love wildlife- just not when it eats my food... Thanks for listening(/reading).