Cooper Hawks in PA

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by czeck23, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. czeck23

    czeck23 New Egg

    Mar 25, 2016
    Hello- I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas for a good hawk deterrent for my free range flock. I've never had hawk problems in the past- but this is my first time raising them in PA. I'm fairly certain it's a Cooper's hawk and this things isn't scared of my big dogs running around or cat. I've even got pretty close to it before! Are owl decoys helpful for anyone?
    Thank you!
  2. chickenweirdo1

    chickenweirdo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2016
    Owl decoys may work but hawks are smart so you need too keep moving them around so they don't think that the won't move if they attack. I've heard of putting up cd's and the reflection would scare them but that didn't work for me i had three chickens taken right under the cd's.

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