I have a huge backyard (almost an acre) that is fenced in and we let the chickens free range everyday. I've noticed hawks before, but this morning while I was out there one came down and tried to take a chicken (I have 8 amber links). She got away, but the hawk didn't stay away and came back with a "friend" and the 2 of them tried to take them right off the deck that is attached to our house. I don't want to keep them cooped up, I love that they can free range, but I don't know how to keep them away. We don't have any trees or bushes for them to hide under and there is nothing but open field around us. Any ideas??? I'm far to attached to my chickens to let a hawk take one away. This is my back yard. There is wire fencinginside the wood fencing, you just cant see it.