How far apart should the fishing line be? Is it in straight lines or criss crossed? Will wire work better? I have suddenly had a lot of hawks around my suburban neighborhood. They were small but I have some tiny d'uccles. Today I looked out and saw a 2 foot hawk sitting on my fence! I was sure it was after my chickens. But when we went out found a tiny wounded young squirrel laying on the ground and another cowering in a tree crack. Even though, I locked up my chickens in the covered run and coop.