Hawk deterrent

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by yellowirenut, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. yellowirenut

    yellowirenut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right now over my run I have plastic garden fence as a hawk deterrent.
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    With the leaves starting to fall and snow on the way I was thinking about another way.
    I have read where u can run cable across about 2 foot apart with streamers and it will be enough to keep them out.
    As long as the cable is narrower than a hawks/owl wingspan I read.
    Has anyone tried this? how well does it work?
     
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    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been useing fishing line but cables will work better I think. Feed the crows and wild birds they scare/ try to drive preatory birds away, My blue jays go NUTS lol My chickens have an alarm song. A good roo can sometimes attack and give pre warnings to the hens, fake owl scares them and the chickens I also have poped shiney balloons hanging in mid air from branches in my pen, there are chicken jackets that have preator eyes on them. So far useing the line and balloons no attacks [​IMG] good luck
    this post has an more info about the hawks ect
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=581774&p=5
     
  3. yellowirenut

    yellowirenut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks [​IMG]

    Looks like my next project
     
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    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    today I was out there re tieing the line after I put in an new coop [​IMG]
     

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