I have 1 main flock that is pastured. It has about 25 hens plus an adult BR rooster. I have noticed more hawk activity recently. I am not sure if we are on the path of their migration, or if some hawks have moved in. At any rate, because I work from home, I have been able to witness our Roo guarding the girls against at least 1 hawk. In the last month or so his noise has led me outside where he had all the girls gathered in a safe place around 4-5 times. I see a hawk fly off or over each time. I have another small coop where our young chickens are. It has a small penned in area plus a 4'x6' enclosed run that I use with little chicks when they are acclimating to the outdoors. It is currently just sort of sitting in the pen with the 8 young chickens. They can go in and out as they please. I was away this weekend and get a text from my husband that a hawk had attacked the young chickens. As he drove down our driveway he saw a commotion (this coop is next to the driveway). He sees a hawk in the baby pen and a chicken run out of the pen and under the coop. The hawk is now trapped in the pen. My text to him was--did you scare the crap out of it? He says yes. But probably not as badly as I would have! It turns out that he had to tip up the pen so the hawk could get out. It was too panicked to find the opening out and escape on its own. This is our first actual hawk strike. We went from 8 chickens last March to the 35ish we have now (with more hatching). The chickens are pastured and I sell eggs. I work from home and have 2 gsds who go outside with me often. The rooster does a great job of alerting us to danger and also getting the girls to safety--right now they are outside my house, so have part of the front of the house behind the azalea bushes to hide. I also plan to plant more cover and build some low shelters they can run under. Anyway--those who know more about hawk behavior. I have read that if they are successful, you can lose your whole flock as they have a plan and keep coming back. Does anyone think that this hawk's experience was negative enough to discourage it from trying again? Of course this is my hope! Not only did this hawk not get a chicken, it got trapped and had humans within 2' of it. I am also wondering if with the size of my flock, if having a 2nd rooster (assuming he is like our current boy) would help with security. Thanks for any thoughts.