OK, I know this subject can be controversial so lets keep it cool. I want to say right away that I got a little carried away when I responded to a member who also got carried away in the methods she used. I sincerely apologize. I have a new coop this summer with a free range flock.https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=14471-coop-layout I would really like to know what methods work. I personally will not kill any predator except maybe a possum which are not native to our area anyway. The way I look at it for the great majority of us, chickens are a luxury. For predators it's a matter of survival for them and their young ones. I'm sure they need that chicken a lot more than I do. The trouble is chickens are just so darn lovable but they are just one of God's creatures as is a chicken hawk. When you get right down to it we (humans) are also predators. Unless you happen to be a vegatarian. In the modern world we just have someone else do our killing for us. So what works or doesn't work for you?