Sunday evening DH was walking away from the coop area and heard our chickens start raising heck. He ran back to see what was up and there was a hawk on top of the run. Thanks goodness the run is covered with chicken wire (I know, I know, not totally predator proof, but it's going to have to do for now, and at least it did the job this time). The little things were absolutely terrified, my poor babies Do those fake owl statues really work, and if we attach one to the top of the run, will it scare the chickens to death every time they go out there? Or will they get used to it? Will the hawks (they are plentiful around here) eventually get used to it and resume landing on the run? We had just finished the run that day, so we hadn't made a covered area for them, but DH went out the next morning and made one.