Hawk is stalking my chickens!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by supermom, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. supermom

    supermom In the Brooder

    Sep 10, 2008
    I have a hawk problem. Personally, I like hawks, but I don't want to have my chickens eaten! Yesterday I looked out the window and the darn hawk was PERCHED on a branch 3 feet from my chicken run! I have had the hawk swoop down 3 times in the past week and a half when the chickens are out in the yard. I have now limited the chicken's outdoor time to one hour before dusk and I always keep my dog (lab) in the yard with them. I am trying to walk outside while the chickens are out.
    Does anyone have any more suggestions?[​IMG]
  2. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    paint ball gun.if after shooting it a few times he dont get the message,, find a trapper, or shoot it.
    and i like hawks too ,, but have more money in my chickens,, and YES it is illegal to even scare a hawk away,,,BUT.......
  3. countrygirl4513

    countrygirl4513 Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    Portland TN
    Practice the 3 S's.
    Endangered species or not...around here they are free for target practice if they come after my flock. Good luck... I just had one swoop down on mine the other day, I was hanging clothes on the line at the time, lucky for the hawk the 22 was in the house or he would have met his ancestors that day.

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