I'm a relatively new chicken raiser! I started with my 10 pullets 2 months ago and sadly am down to 8 now. My pullets (Ameraucana's and 1 Black Copper Marran) are 8 months roughly, in the last 4 weeks, I've lost 2 to hawks. One was taken away, the last, 2 days ago was too big to take away, but sadly that didnt stop the hawks. I found what was left in the pasture. My chickens free range & coop at night. Even being around the chickens during the day doesnt seem to deter the hawks. We live in rural/woods area of Maryland - all farm land and woods and there are a ton of hawks. I hate the idea of chicken tractoring them but I'm seeing no option. I cant stand feeding the hawks! Any idea's would be greatly appreciated.