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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

    Mar 19, 2017
    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

    Dec 12, 2014
    Pacific Northwest
    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

    Mar 19, 2017
    Thanks. We may have to try that because we would like to run them in the pasture
  4. RichM

    RichM Just Hatched

    Sep 7, 2016
    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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