My friend and I live in a rural twon but it is a TOWN!!!! She lost over half of her chickies in the spring due to a hawk but she lives under trees. I have now twice spotted a hawk in my backyard by my swing set or on the fence!!!! We don't have any trees!!!! Yesterday I was looking for my puppy and ran into the hawk sitting on the fence right in front of me. I was like what the heck???? I chased it off thinking that it might have got my puppy (my daughter took him in and was trying to trick me-very funny). What do I do to deter our neighborhood hawk? And as much as I don't want him anywhere near us...he is really beautiful. Go figure he's a bird!