Netting for Hawks

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Tiny Turtle, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. Tiny Turtle

    Tiny Turtle Out Of The Brooder

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    So because it is winter, we have been experiencing our first year of hungry hawks. Just a week ago my bantam mother hens was attacked and killed by a hawk, ever since then they keep coming back with new friends and causing my chickens to panic. I am having to constantly check on them and listen for them to make sure they are safe. I have been wanting to put a net above my chicken pen to keep hawks away, but I am not sure what type of netting to go for. Does anybody here know what netting to go for and have any suggestions on what to do?
     
  2. emilyweck

    emilyweck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've used deer netting in the past. How big is your opening?
     
  3. Tiny Turtle

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    20x40 or so. That is just a guess really. When we made it, I am not sure we measured, we just kinda made it.
     
  4. Tiny Turtle

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    Also, just in case it wasn't clear, 20 by 40 is just an estimate of the overall chicken pen.
     
  5. emilyweck

    emilyweck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's about the same as mine. Deer fencing worked. I zip tied two together to make it wide enough and attached to the run sides with zip ties. My coop is under a tree so eventually it became tough to manage with leaves, snow, etc.. and we removed it. someone mentioned hardware wire but that's a large space to cover with that.
     
  6. Tiny Turtle

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    Alright thanks! We will have to try that.
     

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