I was working on my chicken house today and had the 5-week old chicks out side in a 3x5 dog crate. I take them outside every day. I looked up and there was about 6 or 7 red tail hawks circling above. I took the chicks and put them back in the garage and the hawks left. Since I have been taking the chicks outside I've been seeing a hawk or two around. This is the first time that I've seen so many. My question is how much of a problem are these hawks going to be once I put my chicks out for good. I am building a run that is covered. As soon as I can figure out how to post pics I will show the house and run. I am covering the run with 1/2 inch hardware cloth. Will they just move on after they see that they can't fly in and take them? Or with they be a continuous problem? Is there something else that I could do? I have to put them out of the garage in the next week or so because they are getting too big for what I have them in now. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.