Hawks

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by rmonge00, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. rmonge00

    rmonge00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    My laying hens are getting crushed by a hawk this winter. He is taking about one a week at the moment and I am not sure what to do. He seems to hide in these dense trees that the chickens also like to hide in and he attacks them there. Is there anything I can do to get rid of a hawk. I really want to keep free-ranging my hens...

    Thanks!
     
  2. hunt

    hunt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    shoot the hawk and dont tell anyone[​IMG]
    that will take care of him for sure.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Wouldn't want you to get into big $$ trouble by shooting a protected species. When I have hawks around - I will shoot into the air or in a tree beside them to spook them off. This usually does the trick for me. Good luck to you!
     
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2013
  4. hunt

    hunt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah he is right i would not want to get you in trouble I was just saying what I would do[​IMG]
     
  5. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Funny, my posts get deleted and I get scolded and sent a copy of the forum rules for giving good, common sense advice such as this [​IMG]
     
  6. hunt

    hunt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what do you mean?
     

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