Before I started to own chickens, hawks rarely come by. The only reason they would is because my neighbors always feed the sparrows, and there's always a lot of birds fluttering by. I live in a suburb, so my neighbors are close. Another reason they would come is because i live about 2 blocks away from a small wooded area. But when I got my chickens in April 2010, I have been seeing more and more hawks. A couple of times, the hawk landed right on my swing set, and my girls were free ranging No one way harmed but i felt awful because it scared me half to death, and prob them even more! Yesterday, there were 3 hawks circling around my house, extremely close. One landed in my tree. Ive heard tall pine trees scare them away, but I already have 3 growing in my yard, and my other neighbor has 4 huge ones in his front yard, so it doesn't really scare them away. MY coop is fairly small, I only have 5 Americanas, so their run is small, but they free range a lot. Recently, i have extended their run to the back of my garage, and I'm working on putting a net over the top, but the hawks will still come around, and i just worry so bad. Sometimes i blast my radio when I'm not outside, but I don't want my neighbors to get mad at me and report my chickens. I can only turn up my radio so loud. There chickens are my pets, I love them so much, and I don't want to see them killed. Please help me! I'm desperate!