Hawks

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by penut1799, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. penut1799

    penut1799 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! I ordered my first chicks ever and we have alot of hawks where we live. I was wondering what kind of chicken wire or netting i should put over my pen? [​IMG]
     
  2. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most people use deer fencing or bird netting (the plastic stuff) as it is cheaper and lighter than the metal wire.
     
  3. GreenGables

    GreenGables Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use the chicken wire over the top of the run. We have had 2 hawk attacks on the same chicken and she's still my best layer!!! So now she is very well protected.
     
  4. penut1799

    penut1799 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your suggestions! [​IMG]
     
  5. TomG

    TomG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used 2" chicken wire (poultry netting). I stretched it tight so it wouldn't sag and it has worked well for me. And it is inexpensive.
     

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