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non-leathal hawk deterant

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by gpwelding1, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. gpwelding1

    gpwelding1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have been at a loss for what to do to defend my chickens from a hawk.
    i was flipping through a cheaperthandirt.com catolog when i found the solution.
    they have blanks for 12ga shotguns,as well as bean bag rounds.i have to check the legality of useing the bean bags against a hawk,but the blanks are DEFINATLY legal!
    i was told to just save the spent blank shells after fireing at one,incase some one reports it.that way you can show you were not fireing live rounds at a hawk.
     
  2. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    I think you'd better read the law more carefully. It is against the law to harass birds of prey and I suspect that firing bean bag rounds at them is harassment.

    You want to end your hawk problem? Cover your runs.
     
  3. dfriloux

    dfriloux Out Of The Brooder

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    I lost two chicks in three days a week ago. Covered the run and haven't lost one since. The three girls I have left are not terribly happy about it, but, they're alive and that's more than I can say for Gertrude and Amy Rose!
     
  4. gpwelding1

    gpwelding1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:my runs are coverd,but we have been letting some of our chickens free range durring the day.
    in my original post i said i had to check on the legality of useing the bean bag rounds,i never said it was legal.or that i,or anyone else should go ahead and use them.
    what i said WAS legal is the blanks,which no more harrases them than the marine air horns.
    i have sent a email regarding the bean bags to south carolina DNR.
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2011
  5. gpwelding1

    gpwelding1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    also,yes it is against the law to harass birds of prey.BUT,it is legal to defend your livestock from them with nonleathal deterants.now i am just waiting on a responce to my email,to find out if the bean bags fall in that catagory since they are a projectile fired from a weapon.
     
  6. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. bakerjw

    bakerjw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try hanging CDs in the trees. It is supposed to work.
     
  8. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    i am just waiting on a responce to my email

    No need to wait, it's NOT legal to shoot at them with anything unless you have a depredation permit, which you aren't likely to get​
     
  9. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so if I yell at the hawks am I harrassing them??? [​IMG]
     
  10. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I won't free range right now due to the hawks! There is a pair of HUGE red tail hawks in our yard and there is another breed of hawks hanging around. My neighbors chickens were attacked 2 weeks ago. Luckily the chicken wasn't hurt!

    I'm growing sprouts for my chickens, so they still get their greens. So far the sprouts are growing well!
     

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