Rudy's incessant crowing has alerted every hawk in the county to the presence of my girls! I usually let the girls run about the yard for a couple hours when I get home from work. It's so relaxing to watch them pecking about. I have noticed a hawk hanging around for a while and now he has a friend. When I went out to check on the girls the other day one of them was sitting on a fence post dangerously close to the barn. He must be young. He's not much bigger than my biggest hen and he just hangs out and watches them. The other one is MUCH larger... gianormous really! I've been shooting in their direction... not to kill but just to scare them away. It's not working so well anymore. The old timers in my area have told me the only way to be rid of them is to kill them. They really are lovely. I don't want to do that but I don't want to provide them with an all you can eat chicken buffet either (nor do I want to get in trouble with the game warden!). Is there a humane way to run em' off? Thanks ya'll!