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Can I scare hawks away?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Fleabyte, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. Fleabyte

    Fleabyte Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm convinced for now. Will head out this afternoon to get wild bird seed for the feeder. The doves sure don't harass the hawk.
     
  2. amydiddle

    amydiddle New Egg

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    i also have a hawk problem but it seems ever since this fall when the crows came i have not seen that EVIL BEAST![​IMG] i hope this helps a little:old
     
  3. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2009
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    You can run fishing line and hang CDs or some other sparkly or reflective object from it. This will generally deter hawks.

    I would not post anything about killing or actively harrassing hawks on this board. Hawks are federally protected and don't think for one minute federal fish and game wardens don't cruise through here once in a while for a quick look. Just a heads up. [​IMG]

    There is a minimum $5000 fine and 6 months jail for anyone killing a hawk, this penalty can also be assessed if somebody rats on you. You might want to read this: http://austringer.net/wp/index.php/turn-em-in-fws/

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    understand that BYC believes different people deal with predators in different ways, and that is great, but I do not think BYC will encourage posting about an illegal act.
     
  4. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    I've always squirted the ones that land in trees in my yard with the jet function on my water hose. [​IMG]

    It's harmless and they fly away.
     
  5. Fleabyte

    Fleabyte Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. I'll definitely deal with this the natural way, then, and feed the birds who might help me out. Let the wildlife protect my domestics.
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Technically it is illegal to kill or "harass" birds of prey under Federal Law, however, I'm pretty sure that what I do is legal, and it works! I string up CD's along my pasture, the shininess of them when they blow around keeps the birds of prey away.
     
  7. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    Quote:If you can encourage crows, then do it. We have a group of crows that hang out in the tallest trees on our property, they've been here all year so we're hoping they'll nest here in the Springtime.

    I've seen them dive at the hawks and chase them away.
     
  8. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
    Houston, TX
    The best way to lure in some crows is by distressed crow calls sounds
     
  9. AndersonFolk

    AndersonFolk Out Of The Brooder

    Quote:^-^ x2

    And to add to that, full choke with buckshot
     
  10. JackE

    JackE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:^-^ x2

    And to add to that, full choke with buckshot

    BUCKSHOT???????? You must have some BIG hawks. LOL.
    Jack
     

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