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Hawk Problem - No More!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Atlchick, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. Atlchick

    Atlchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our white silkie hen was hit on two consecutive days by a hawk last year, while the chickens were in an outside pen. We were close enough to save her both times, but had to find a solution quickly. We remembered that my DH had picked up some old batting-cage nets that a local high school was throwing away. These things are huge, about 12' x 70'. We draped 3 side-by-side over our outdoor pens and held them up with thin wooden posts, high enough to walk under. It solved our hawk problem completely. I'm sure it keeps other varmints from getting in, and keeps our chickens from getting out. Best of all, it was Free! Might be something to look into . . . [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2009
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Thanks so much. I am calling the local schools today. [​IMG]
     
  3. Atlchick

    Atlchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yeaah! And I put three young peafowl in DH's existing batting cage. It's the best run ever! I wonder what he's gonna do for a batting cage, come March? [​IMG]
     
  4. GAChknGirl

    GAChknGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can also dangle CDs from the netting and the reflection off them scares other predators away too!!!! Thats what we did I live in Monroe GA!! So Hello!!!
     
  5. StupidBird

    StupidBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! GAChknGirl, I'm half way from Monroe to Loganville south of Between...
     
  6. GAChknGirl

    GAChknGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im off off Youth Jersey rd. Stewart Rd. is where i live!!
     
  7. Atlchick

    Atlchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm just outside of Loganville - in beautiful downtown Grayson. We now have more traffic lites than citizens.
     

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