Don't really have problems with red tail hawks but looked out the back window this morning and the crows were going crazy. Got my pellet rifle which was the first thing handy and went out to shoot them. When I got to the walnut tree they were in I saw why they were going crazy. They had a red tailed hawk hemmed up. I suspect he was going to try to go after my pullets that were free ranging. Lets just say a pellet gun can be a good deterent for crows and hawks both. No I didn't kill it. My cousin that is game warden would put me under the jail if I did. But if I accidentally killed one I would never let him know. Gonna have to keep my eyes out a little better now that he knows where my chickens are at. Kepp them eyes on the skies people!!