We have had chickens for three years now in our yard without any trouble until this past week. Our chickens were out of their run, roaming the yard when they started getting very vocal and hid under our rabbit hutch and then a redtail hawk swooped in. We were ale to chase it off, and get the girls back into their covered run with out any trouble, but now we're afraid to let them back out again. We've built them a huge run that is covered, so I know they are safe there but we miss seeing them out in the yard and they miss being out. We have 3 labs that have grown up with the chickens and don't think about chasing them. If we let our chickens out when our dogs are out only, does anyone know if that will keep the hawk away? After the first couple days, it stopped hanging around because we've kept our chickens in the run, but we see it off in the distance. Beside maybe our dogs keeping the hawk away, someone mentioned that a turkey might help or shiny objects, but i don't know if anything will help besides just keeping them locked up for now.