Keeping Away Hawks?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Frindizzle, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Hi! This morning, one of my chickens were attacked by a Dark Morph Swainson's Hawk. I was wondering if anyone has anyways that work to keep hawks away, so more of my chickens are not attacked? Thanks!

    Oh, and the chicken survived. Carmel wasn't even injured, thanks to my mom chasing the hawk off!
     
  2. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Cover patches and a fully adult standard sized rooster works in my settings. Dogs also good. Other options are more an effort to limit hawk's access to flock.
     
  3. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Would you recommend a smaller dog or larger dog?
     
  4. dan26552

    dan26552 Flock Master

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    Larger, smaller dog would have the same problems as a chicken [​IMG]
     
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  5. dan26552

    dan26552 Flock Master

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    Ribbons is what we used
     
  6. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    How do you use the ribbons?
     
  7. dan26552

    dan26552 Flock Master

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    We had them stretched across the enclosure tied to trees
     
  8. pfields

    pfields Chillin' With My Peeps

    We've put up netting over portions of our backyard. My husband ran guide wires from our covered patio to trees in the yard and then we went back and pulled the netting over the wires and attached with pull ties to the fence. We're not through due to lots of rain this past week. We went from drought to flood, lol. Our goal is to get the whole or most of the backyard covered enough for them to be safe (about a 1/3+ acre). Our rooster does alarm us but our goal is to give them enough netting overhead to have a good chance of running to the coop without getting caught. I've had three hens attacked by a hawk. So far with lots of TLC they've lived. It's not a pretty site when they get a hold of them.
     
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  9. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    I'm guessing you did brightly colored ribbons.
     
  10. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Has anyone tried hanging Pots/pans in the trees? I heard that can work.
     

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