We've been struggling with protecting our free range chickens from birds of prey - we think it's a red tail hawk. So, a local chicken owner told me to get a fake chicken, cover it with real chicken feathers and then COVER it with finely ground cayenne and jalapeno pepper, then lay it out in the open yard. He swears that the hawk will spot it and when he swoops down to get it, the pepper will fly all over the hawk and "burn" the hawk and he won't come back...Anyone else ever heard trying this? I'm starting to feel desperate - my husband thinks it's the most absurd thing he's ever heard... Anyone else have thoughts on it?