Hi - new and needing your wisdom

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lyriel, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. Lyriel

    Lyriel Hatching

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    So I know this is a bird group, but I have some of the same problems. My 3 cats love to wander and chill with me outside... however the hawks have been getting very forward and are checking them out... not ok. My kitties listened to me yell to get in the house. My youngest (and biggest) was pressed against a fence. I yelled shook a can with nails in until I got him under a table and safe inside. The hawks continued to scout... we love to chill outside and I don't want to be afraid.

    I have been seeing, get a fake owl.
    Would it help if I put strands of lights all over? (Woot party house!!) with CDs around.. perhaps some windchimes for sound.

    Am I getting somewhere?

    Thanks so much!!!
     

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockwit Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. I'd suggest checking out the Predator and Pests forum regarding hawk deterrents, but you are certainly on the right track (minus the owl idea - I've seen a photo of a hawk perched on top of said owl).

    Good luck
    CT
     
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member 5 Years

  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings, Lyriel, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! I have lots of cats on the farm and I've never lost one to hawk but I've often thought kittens and half-grown cats have to look pretty tempting to an owl or hawk. Hope you find a workable solution so you and the felines can enjoy the outdoors without the fear of being swooped upon. Best wishes!
     

  5. N F C

    N F C keep on swinging! Premium Member Project Manager

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  6. micah wotring

    micah wotring Crowing

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    WV boy here!
    Welcome to BYC! This is THE place to be for anything and everything poultry related...
    Can't help with cats much but I hope ya figure it out!

    Anyway, great to have ya here!

    Make it a great day!

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    ~MW
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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    Could you make a large enclosed (top covered) run for your cats to keep them safe. Maybe put some things to climb up, tunnels to crawl through etc. to keep them occupied.
     

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