How can I get this eagle away?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by PerfectPlumage, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. PerfectPlumage

    PerfectPlumage Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have a golden eagle hanging around my chickens. And we are getting pigeons AND hatching eggs once it's spring again.. How can we get it to go away? It already ate my dear Serama. And a old rooster. I hate that bird. I hate that bird as much as anyone can hate a eagle. HOW CAN I GET RID OF IT?
  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 12, 2013
    Boulder, Colorado
    Legally you can't do anything other than remove the food source. It will move on.
  3. PerfectPlumage

    PerfectPlumage Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know I can't hurt it, I was just wondering if there's anything I can do so it will not want to live here. I guess my only option is hurry up building the new run and only let them free range for a little while every day..
  4. 123RedBeard

    123RedBeard Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 20, 2014
    If you live in the USA ... All you can do is provide protective cover ... If you only have a few chickens it is probably not worth it to have a couple of big protective dog, unless you already have/like them ... Probably gonna be hard, if even possible to get a permit to kill it, I know on certain limited circumstances, hawks can be killed, but ... There is lots of red tape ...

    Now if you live somewhere else ... Check the laws!
  5. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 7, 2015
    Peyton, CO
    My brother and sister-in-law had a pair of peregrine falcons nest and hatch three chicks in their neighborhood a couple summers ago. When it came time for the chicks to learn how to hunt they started killing neighborhood cats. One day one of them landed in the yard with my one year old nephew like it was going to go after him and it freaked my sister-in-law out. So she called the local wildlife office and they said the only thing she is allowed to do to the bird is spray it will water. You may want to call your local wildlife office and see it this is acceptable for you.
  6. PerfectPlumage

    PerfectPlumage Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know here we can't TOUCH the eagle. Golden eagles are super super rare here.
  7. Shiza

    Shiza Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 12, 2015
    Not sure if this will work for Eagles, but it seemed to work for hawks around my pigeon loft.

    I had a bunch of old mirrors that I put around the loft, aiming at different angles toward the sky.
    It seemed to work. I just wondered what the airplane pilots thought???? [​IMG]
  8. CLSranch

    CLSranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2015
    NE OK
    Sometimes cooping them up for a few weeks teaches the birds of prey that the last rooster was it and there is no longer an easy or any meal here. Like Percheron chick said. Then they go off to the next food abundant location. Hope that helps.
  9. PerfectPlumage

    PerfectPlumage Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for all the help. And I heard hanging disks around the run and in the trees deters them for some reason.
  10. CooperCarolina

    CooperCarolina Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 7, 2015
    I use aluminum pie pans to deter hawks here.

    My grandmother used to hang them in the fig trees to keep all manner of birds away, so I tried something similar when the hawks became interested in my chickens.

    I have fishing line tied around the top corners of my 50x50 pens. I cut the pie pans, and twist them into spirals so they will catch light at all angles and hang them from the fishing line. It seems to work well.

    Of course, the BEST deterrent is a good, reliable dog, IMHO... but since they can't be everywhere at once, try a bit of aluminum!

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