hawks and birds of prey

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by hughmac312, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. hughmac312

    hughmac312 In the Brooder

    Hawks have been circling low and slow, letting out feather ruffling keers.

    We have put up CDs and mylar whirlagigs all over the yard and I think the hawks are
    getting wise to them.

    With a nod to history my wife and I are taking our defense of River Road Fowl Free Range a step further.
    We are going to put up a couple of helium filled mylar balloons. One will have feathers taped to it to disguise it
    as a chicken. When a hawk dives on it it will explode expelling harmless gas but giving it a shock hoping it
    will be dissuaded from being curious about our range.

    Let the games begin. LOL
  2. guineahen14

    guineahen14 In the Brooder

    Jun 17, 2010
    Shelbyville Tn
    What a great idea. Please let us know if the hawk goes for the exploding chicken balloon. I think I will try that myself, there was a hawk flying low over my chicken yard yesterday afternoon.
  3. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

    Oct 18, 2009
    Quote:Interesting and creative! I'll stay tuned to see if it works!
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    I love the concept. Please let us know if it works. At your first verified hawk attack, I will put up a 20 bird helium pigeon flock to protect my Birmingham rollers. Let the games continue.

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