Ok, so after a juvenile hawk was stalking my property for awhile, I've kept my girls locked up unless I can be out there with them. I was reading about hawk deterrents because I feel bad keeping my girls in the run all day long...this led me to a CRAZY idea yesterday when I was messing around with my little brother's bubble maker! Do you think an automatic bubble machine would deter a hawk from swooping? I read that they don't like erratic movement or shiny things (blank CDs and such), and I was wondering if the movements and reflective quality of the bubbles would throw off a hawk. It would need to be a machine that produced several hundred bubbles at a time using a fan of some sort, and would be ideal if the machine went off at random time intervals from 30 seconds-2 minutes apart. The chickens would also need to be trained to not be afraid of the bubbles. Haha, what do you think? Am I completely crazy for thinking this up? I think it would work well for us because we live in a pretty heavily forested area with patches of space open like meadows or something. I would think that one or two elevated in the center area of the spaces would cover a pretty good area.