So much for the blabber that once your hens are full grown predation from hawks is not an issue any longer. How sad to have been misled by inaccurate information. I am not prepared for day time predation from the sky since my girls are fully grown adult laying hens. The hawk is about 2/3 or even less the size of the hen he killed. Yesterday I notice 5 of 6 hens all huddled together in the corner of their yard as far from the coop as possible. I went to check the coop for the missing chicken and I was stunned to find the hawk calmy feasting on my favorite hen on her nest inside the coop My husband was home and we chased the hawk out and removed the chicken from the coop. 1/2 hour later he was back in the coop looking for his kill!!! We chased him out and herded the remaining 5 birds into the coop and locked the door. That little hawk has been loitering around every since!! He is sitting right in front in of the coop door this morning in the rain!! Right now he is trying to get INTO MY HOUSE through a closed window - what the?? I can't get him to stay away!! I justed sprayed him with pepper spray I think I might of hit him. He flew to a tree and now he just flew away. We are well prepared for night time predation, and have a large fences area for them to free range during the day. Now I am so sad and I will have to build then a smaller yard fullly enclosed from the air. Too bad, they love their yard. So a myth busted.