My husband and I went outside this evening to put the chickens away for the evening and lock up the run and coop. He and I were enjoying the beautiful evening and looking at our garden when I heard a bird screetching and we looked up, it was a smaller bird flying around frantically above our BIG tree! We were just about to say, "What the heck?" when a HUGE hawk flew out of our tree, chased by the smaller bird!!!! OH MY GOSH! We have never had hawks in our area, but we also never had chickens! What the heck, do hawks SMELL chickens or something!?!?!?!? Luckily our chickens had put themslves to bed before we even got out there. My question is, should we keep the girls in the coop and run area for a few days? Will that help the hawk move on??? We can't keep them in the run every day, it isn't that big and I want to be able to let them out to eat grass and bugs! This is our first year wth chickens, wat do we do!? What will detour hawks??