I'm thinking of taking up the ancient sport of falconry. Now you might ask why would any sane person who keeps chickens want to keep a raptor on his property. I was at a kite festival last summer that also happened to be a sanctuary for birds of prey. Miss Ohio was not impressed, but I got to talking with some of the bird's keepers about them. These raptors are territorial, so they will chase off other birds of prey, including owls. They will control the rodent population in their hunting area as well. I'm looking into getting a possesion permit for a peregrine falcon, & then building an appropriate outdoor shelter for it. Then I would let the falcon out for an hour or so twice every day to hunt & establish it's territory. Of course my chooks would be inside during these times. What do you all think?