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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chxfried12, Feb 2, 2015.

  1. Chxfried12

    Chxfried12 New Egg

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    Hey everyone!
    Have been losing my fair share of my small flock to the Hawks. Anyone know of cheap source for netting?
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I have had great luck with this stuff....http://www.amazon.com/Best-Choice-P...+netting&pebp=1422896319729&peasin=B001W2AG2M

    This netting lasted for years and no hawks even dared come through it! I used several rolls and set it up like circus tent style inside.

    BUT....I had a terrible time keeping the wild birds out of this mesh. Wild birds spread a lot of disease. So you might look into 3/4 inch or smaller.

    You can also ask this question in our predators and pest section for the forums for more help...https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/13/predators-and-pests

    Good luck and I hope you can solve your hawk problem soon!!
     
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  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome
    Glad you could join the flock! Sorry to hear you have been losing members of your flock to Hawks.
    Wishing you the very best of luck in finding netting that can help you protect them.

    Be sure to ask any other questions you may have, there is section for everything in the forum and everyone very friendly. Enjoy BYC :frow
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  5. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Chxfried12

    Chxfried12 New Egg

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    Thanks for the welcome and the info... I think I should be in pretty good shape now tho, had chicken feed wings for super bowl!
    LOL come on yall you know I'm kidding right??? Illegeal to kill hawks where I live. I got may fence up around the run so netting in time for the spring should be cake.
    Thanks again.
     
  7. Chxfried12

    Chxfried12 New Egg

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    And yes I can spell, will edit next time... lol
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    I'm sorry about your hawk troubles! I've been very fortunate that I haven't lost any birds to predators. But, I only have a small flock and they live in a covered run, so they may be safer than usual. Good luck with your flock!
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!

    I'm sorry about your hawk problems. [​IMG] I hope you can find some cheap netting and keep your flock safe!
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     

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