In the Brooder
- May 16, 2019
I have a new flock of chickens which include some smaller breeds, 2 silkies and 2 serama roosters. I am fairly certain one of the silkies ended up being a rooster as well. My problem is, I noticed this has attracted a hawk to loom over my flock. At one point swooping in until they notice I was right there with them. I assume it is because they are smaller. Since then the hawk has been terrorizing my flock, they are always running from one cover to the next. I do have them at free range of the backyard and have for the last 5 years without issue. I am wondering if there is any sort of effective deterrent for hawks. I have seen some reflective material with mixed reviews and then the scarecrow option. Any suggestions? The new additions are still young so they will get bigger and fiercer as they are roosters, but I feel the hawk needs to be scared off now, I would hate to lose my original hens to an attack, and it would be a shame to lock them in a run when they are used to the bigger space.