Red Tail Hawk is building nest on our property

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Tilliebilly, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. Tilliebilly

    Tilliebilly New Egg

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    I'm a new member to the forum. I've been a chicken momma for three years now with no problems with predators until now. Back in the fall our dog killed a red tail hawk that I'm guessing had landed on a chicken or our small dog. Unfortunately I didn't get to witness what happened. Now our chickens are very cautious and stay close to their coop when I let them out. I noticed a massive red tail building a nest in the front of our property this morning. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Sorry to hear you have a hawk problem :hugs If it were me I would be keeping my chickens in a run with a cover for safety from the hawk. You might like to pop by the predator and pest section ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/13/predators-and-pests
    Other members there could give you some tips on keeping the Hawks at bay.

    Good luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Please do as Yorkshire Coop suggested, keep your chickens in an enclosed coop with a TOP. Once the hawk hatches her brood, she will need to feed them often, that's why she picked a spot near a "chicken buffet."
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - theres an active thread on hawks, which may also be useful to you.

    all the best
    CT
     
  6. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    x2 on drumstick diva's comment. Keep the birds safe and cover!
     

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