How to get rid of hawks?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Donnigan, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. Donnigan

    Donnigan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just chased off a hawk that was sitting on the chicken fence! How can I get rid of those things? We have three of them!
     
  2. CountryGirl1120

    CountryGirl1120 Out Of The Brooder

    Ive heard people will draw crows to their property and they chase the hawks off. I dont know how well that works however. I have many other predators so I myself invested in a guard dog.
     
  3. Ameraucanas

    Ameraucanas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some ideas-
    -Remove bird feeders (that you put out for wild birds)
    -Plant small shrubs for chickens to hide in
    -Put spikes on fence (so that it can't perch on it)
    -Scare hawks away with things such as loud whistles, recorded bird distress calls, or even a motion-sensored water sprinkler that shoots the hawk whenever it comes near- however change the type and location of these things frequently, as hawks are very smart animals and will soon overcome their fear if you don't constantly change these things
    -Cover the coop/pen with chicken wire to protect the chickens
    -Close entryways to sheds, barns, and other places where hawks might nest (however be sure to get any existing nests out safely first)

    Hope that helps!
    -Ameraucanas
     
  4. jessicamitchell

    jessicamitchell New Egg

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    Well, the real solution is to put a net above your yard, not too high though.
    Hawks will get caught up and will learn their lesson pretty soon.
     
  5. Donnigan

    Donnigan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed of dog do you have? How did you train it? Does it kill hawks?
     
  6. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What country? We are allowed to shoot them where we are but it's easier to have the dogs watch for them.
     
  7. LilJoe

    LilJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We built a scarecrow and the things never came back and if they did we'd stand out there near the chicks since theyre scared of pple
     
  8. Tilly6

    Tilly6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We just had a hawk in the yard, it actually came closer to us as we moved in front of our ducks! We called our dog over too, nothing would budge that bird! The ducks have an enclosed run, but they are going to be super depressed if they can't roam the fenced yard tomorrow. There are lots of hiding places, and usually at least one dog roaming the yard, I don't know if I should risk it. It was a red tailed hawk
     
  9. the chick guy

    the chick guy Just Hatched

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    Hello
    Put fake crows and owls up on like poles some where crows and hawks hate same with all birds of prey just Remer to move them so it looks real and it's illegal to kill birds of prey

    2 one is hang cd's up it hurts the birds eyes when the sun shines into it but it won't blind them

    3rd put shrubs throughout your yard so theyou can run under them also helps to have a rooster to give a warning call

    4th I don't like this one because it might injury the bird but put a 1 in to 1 1/2 in mesh net

    Hope this helps I wish the best to you and your chickens
     
  10. Tilly6

    Tilly6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fake crows might really work, we have crows and they chase every raptor they spot.
     

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