I looked out the window this morning and saw a beautiful hawk sitting on the chicken coop. I was admiring its beauty when I realized it was checking out a way to get my girls. Thankfully they're in a fully covered & enclosed run with an attached coop. I usually let them free range in the afternoons for a couple of hours. I guess I'll no longer be letting them do that unsupervised. I've read lots of suggestions here on dealing with them and I will be stocking up on bottle rockets as soon as they open up the firecracker stands.