In the Brooder
- Nov 20, 2013
We have about a few hawks out in our backyard that visit daily to get a good scare out of our flock. We have 3-5 baby/teen chicks out with our hens and roosters, and the sad part is the hawks keep coming everyday but they have had no luck in actually grabbing any of our chicks. Everytime they come by, I usually am outside feeding them and when I leave, I hear the noises the entire flock makes, which sounds like panic, and when I go outside, the hawks are flying over them trying to claw them and grab them, but i scare them off each time. I have no idea what to do! Please help me, I tried a scarecrow, but these things are smarter than I thought, it took a day to realize that the scarecrows were not human and the hawks didn't care. Any ideas? So far we stand outside for an hour at the time they usually show up with a gun just in case, but i don't think we can do this for much longer as it's very rainy weather. Thanks in advance!