We have 2 ducks and had 7 chickens, all are aloud to roam the fenced yard during the day. I went outside last evening, before it was dark, to check on them. I startled a great big hawk that was on top of one of the chickens. It flew away, but I was too late. Poor little girl was dead. I'm worried now that the hawk will return. Does anyone have any experiences with returning hawks or know of any precautions to take, like a scarecrow or something? We used to have netting over the run yard but the main yard is too big to cover the whole thing.. All of our other birds were pretty shaken up, hidden under various objects in the yard and really scared. This morning they were very leary to come out into the yard. Thanks, Tim and Amy Jo in the Boise National Forest.