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Protecting chickens from Hawks

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Cattlefarmer, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. Cattlefarmer

    Cattlefarmer New Egg

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    Wanting to build a chicken tractor out of an old hay trailer. How do I keep chickens safe from hawks and still make it mobile. Raising 20-25 chickens
     
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  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Having a closed in run would do it, we have a lot of easily accessible bushes for our girls and they instinctually hide when they see a hawk nearby or incoming, havent loss anyone in 6 years :)
     
  3. Cattlefarmer

    Cattlefarmer New Egg

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    Thanks. We may have to try that because we would like to run them in the pasture
     
  4. RichM

    RichM Just Hatched

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    I had some trouble with a hawk and I put a 25' x 25' blanket of aviary netting over the top of our 20'x20' pen, with a 10' two by four in the middle as a tent pole. The netting holds up the tent pole by itself.
     

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