So yesterday as I'm getting ready to unload some new pullets I just acquired, my neighbor comes to the fence. As we are chit chatting he starts telling me the story (for about the 20th time) about the hawk problems he had when he used to have chickens. I tell him I'm glad we have never had any problems with hawks. Plenty of problems with raccoons, coyotes, opossums but never hawks....at least that I know of. We discuss for awhile then I make my excuses and leave my boyfriend to continue chatting. Just a few minutes later as I'm introducing the new girls to the flock my boyfriend comes into the barn. As they were talking they watched as a hawk circles overhead then dive bombs into the chicken yard and kills a bantam rooster right before their eyes !!!!! Talk about painting the devil on the wall ! Today I'm going to see if my neighbor can shed any light on winning the lottery. I used to free range and the chickens had more cover. I had to fence them in because the guineas kept going into the street and getting killed. I'm thinking of running caution tape around the top of the run in a zigzag pattern. Maybe cutting some brush and laying it inside the run. Any and all advice on hawk deterrents appreciated.