Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by mlouski, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. mlouski

    mlouski In the Brooder

    Jun 7, 2009
    A hawk has found my backyard flock of 3...not a chicken to spare! Hasn't been a problem until now...aside from putting up netting over the run area (small enough to do so), what else can I do to encourage the hawk to look elsewhere for his next meal? I live in a residential neighborhood and my birds are under the radar, so to speak, so no shotgun suggestions, please.
  2. vpeterson

    vpeterson Songster

    I had the same problem recently. I put up one of those owl decoys on the roof of my run and I haven't seen the hawk since. You can also run clothesline or fishing line over the area where the hawk would be swooping down.

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