Hungry Hawk antagonizing my girls

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by LisaMarie81, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. LisaMarie81

    LisaMarie81 Chirping

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    My daughter took a video while we away of a large hawk antagonizing our girls. Very cool video, but very scared girls. No free ranging for these ladies even during the day now. Covered Runs only.
    Tried to upload the video but assuming we can't? Are MP4 videos allowed?
    Thought it would be cool to share. Just some snapshots from video now.
    Thanks
     

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  2. to BarbsGirls

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    That is just awful! How scary for your girls!
     
  3. Trish1974

    Trish1974 Crowing

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    I believe you have to upload the video to something like YouTube first; then add the link here.
     
  4. Northern.Ontario

    Northern.Ontario Chirping

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    Can you upload the video to Youtube and then paste the link here.
     
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  5. LisaMarie81

    LisaMarie81 Chirping

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    Think I did it.
    My daughter yelled and chased the hawk away at the end but as hes flying away he screeched back at her. LOL. As if to say..."I'll be back".

     
  6. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road 5 Years

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    This is not acceptable, even if raptors are protected. He is clearly overstepping the bounds of his place in the food chain. It is possible to get a permit to remove a problem raptor, (excepting endangered and eagles). I would call your local ACO, and your state wild life management office, and ask what your options are.
     
  7. Northern.Ontario

    Northern.Ontario Chirping

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    Try hanging CD's from strings, high above the coop area. The reflection of the sun hitting the CD can deter hawks.
     
  8. Northern.Ontario

    Northern.Ontario Chirping

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    Most likely the hawk will move on once it realizes they are in a protected run.
     
  9. LisaMarie81

    LisaMarie81 Chirping

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    CD's! Great idea! Removing probably wont work as we have others, a pair of bald eagles, and an owl. CD's may help though and I have a brand new pack I was going to use for a scout project and never did!
     
  10. chickeneinstein

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    guinea fowls will deter hawks because of the noise they make. maybe peafowls could protect them?
     

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