We have had a terrible hawk problem forever. Over the years we have lost quite a few hens to the hawks. Having roosters in the flock has made no difference. So they have to be locked up most of the time and only let out when we are out around the barn supervising. So if that wasn't bad enough, now on TWO ocassions, I have seen Bald Eagles in my horse pasture, just yards away from my chickens. A wild hen turkey setting on eggs was killed by the hay combine so the Eagles were coming in to eat the carcass. Then I wathced an Eagle kill a rabbit right next to my barn. Will my poor chickens EVER be able to free range again??? The good news is that the Eagles keep the Hawks run off! So at least I don't have both to deal with both at the same time. But I'm worried about my cats too with the Eagles there. One of our cats had huge puncture holes in her back with all the hair missing, and she was in a LOT of pain. She lived and is fine now, but I think it was an Eagle that tried to take her. There is a Bald Eagle nesting sanctuary 15 miles away from my house so that's why we see so many Eagles here. Beautiful, majestic birds, but COME ON. I didn't need ANOTHER predator!