OH help please! Hawk in the barn and wont leave!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by chicknmania, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 26, 2007
    central Ohio
    We have tried everything we can think of. Even have a call in to the Feds for a permit to kill it.
    State wildlife thinks it will probably spend the night in there. WE have tried closing all the doors
    but one chasing it coaxing it trying to lure it out by putting the body of the rooster it killed outside
    everything. Our flock is free range and they are hiding everywhere including outside. If they stay out
    there other predators will kill them! ANYONE! Ideas? The chickens are not easy to catch especially under these circumstances!
  2. emmalynn

    emmalynn Silkies Sebbies OEGBs

    Oct 16, 2008
    Middle TN
    I wouldn't have notified Feds or Wildlife and just SSS.

    At this point, I think you may be stuck. Will the wildlife people not come out until it decides to stay overnight and into the next day?
  3. Patricia Jane

    Patricia Jane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 28, 2010
    Petaluma CA
    Wow that sucks. Never had the problem but I'm thinking maybe a loud noise of some kind. An air horn? Something has to scare it enough to fly out.
  4. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2011
    Milner, Georgia
    emmalynn has the right idea. Shoulda just handled it yourself. All you did with the feds is letum know you had one in your barn. There's no enjoyment in doing it but you just have to do what need to do. Really a shame.
  5. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 26, 2007
    central Ohio
    I dont want to kill it against the law or not. idk may not have a choice. I don't have an airhorn...maybe bottle rockets...
  6. ronniewayne

    ronniewayne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 7, 2011
    i would shoot the hawk to protect my chickens...the chickens are defenseless and once the hawk starts eating them he wont stop untill that easy prey is wiped out..
  7. OC closet chicken fan

    OC closet chicken fan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 7, 2011
    so. cal orange county
    i wouldn't call any government agency..paperwork... being on hold... more reports... waste of time... i know cuz i sorta am employed by local government... anyways just my 2 cents...

    i once had a little pigeon problem myself... a few pairs of pigeon invaded my storage shed... i tried all the 'nice' and 'right' way to 'chase' them out but it was futile... so with very little time and energy left to spend on chasing them out... i let go... i let go of the power... one day before i had to leave for work, i told 3 of my kids (all under 5 yrs old) about my pigeon problem and later that day when i came home... no more pigeon problems [​IMG]

    i didn't even have to ask the kids how they chased the pigeons away... i just smiled as i walked passed their sling shot / water balloon cache pile [​IMG] ... (of course i later had to clean out all the pigeon poop and stuff and that was no smiling matter [​IMG] )

    good luck with your hawk problem
  8. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2011
    I normally wouldn't recommend interacting with the hawk at all, but if it's a choice between shooting it and just bugging it into leaving, I'd choose the latter.

    I like the supersoaker/water balloon method. If you don't have any of those, try a water hose with a spray nozzle. I know I wouldn't hang around!
  9. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 28, 2011
    Maybe an airhorn or loud noise would scare it? Buy a fake owl. I have no idea. We have hawks here everywhere! I'm going to keep my girls locked up until spring when there is more food for the hawks to eat.
  10. mommissan

    mommissan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 4, 2011
    Find a local wildlife rehabilitator. They are comprised almost entirely of volunteers that want to help wildlife. If they know that a hawk may be in danger, or trapped, say, in a barn, they will come with a net, and welding gloves and remove it in everyone's best interest. Good luck.

    Maybe this will help....

    Last edited: Nov 2, 2011

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