Red tail Hawks! Help!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by ChickyMomm, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. ChickyMomm

    ChickyMomm Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone! For about a week now, I've been dealing with everyone's least favorite visitors... These hawks seem to have made a nest somewhere in one of the trees in the woods near my chicken run! They fly around a lot in the general area above my ladies, and I'm concerned I might come home one day to see a missing chicken. I have a net over our large run, but I just want to be extra safe! I've heard that getting fake crows might work? I'm not so sure about the fake crow thing, because they're not exactly alive, so they don't move around and eventually the hawks might catch on? I would try CDs, but we don't have any and my hens are already spooked enough by the hawks, they'll probably have a heart attack with some floating shiny circles waving around! Would a fake Owl work? I want something that will make Mr. and Mrs. Hawk think twice about swooping down to steal one of my hens.
    Any feedback is welcome!
     
  2. Howlet

    Howlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Coop
    so- there in a run correct??
     

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