I am having a really bad hawk problem. I haven't lost any chickens yet, but it is getting worse. There is one hawk in the area that has been attacking my chickens for a month. The first time one of my chickens was missing for 6 hours. She was too scared to come out of her hiding spot, wherever it was. Over the past week the attacks have gotten worse. The hawk attacked my chickens right in front of me a week ago, and it has gone downhill from there. The hawk litterally jumps onto their backs and then does to the next, and it started viciously attacking a cage that one of my Leghorns was behind when I was standing RIGHT THERE! I have kept my chickens closed up all week. Today I tried to let them out with my supervision, and the first chicken who came out was only out for 5 seconds when the hawk swooped down from the neighbors trees and flew straight at her. I was standing right next to my hen when this happened too! When we moved here we planned on just free ranging my chickens, so they don't have a run. It's just the barn with their ramps going down the side. I don't know what I'm supposed to do. I can't let the chickens out, we cant afford to build a covered run right now, and I can't keep my 23 chickens in the coop forever. I also worry about my 3 outdoor cats who roam the yard. If this hawk is that desperate for my chickens, it could end up going after the cats. I really need advice on what to do, so if anyone has any, thanks in advance!!