How to reconcile "organic" requirements with high hawk traffic

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Uncle Marc, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. Uncle Marc

    Uncle Marc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 12, 2011
    Poplar Grove Kentucky
    I'm informed by my state ag agent that new regs are coming which could require that I free range my hens. I am in the middle of a coop construction project and planned on an outdoor pen but it looks like that might not be enough to get me an organic label for my eggs.

    My problem is that this area is prone to a lot of hawks.

    Any ideas on how I can reconcile government regulations that seem to expose my flock to being eaten by raptors? Or is this just more typical government ignorance at work?
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    You'd have to cut 'N paste your state's verbiage from the regs, so we can understand better.
    Don't know what KY says, but "Access" to pasture is typically stated.
  3. Americana

    Americana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 19, 2010
    Dunnellon, Florida

    I think it's the latter!

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