I am contemplating covering parts of my run area with netting or something. I lost my favorite pullet to a hawk Friday, and we saw him sitting at the top of a pine tree Saturday morning, I assume looking for breakfast. I am not sure she was taken in the run, since we let them into the "big yard" in the afternoon, but I know that hawk is there, and I don't want to take any chances. I see a lot of posts about putting netting above the run, but I don't know where to get it. Is it expensive? My run is about 50 x50 ft., but the area I am thinking of covering is more like 25x25ft. I have several trees in the middle that I was thinking of using as the edges of the netting, just trying to make it more difficult for a hawk to dive bomb my girls. I am envisioning something like netting used for fishing, is that what it is? I have lots of pine and oak trees that are constantly dropping leaves and branches, so I don't want to invest a lot of money into something that is only going to get destroyed over the winter. Also, I have seen in posts that crows will keep hawks away. Has anybody had any experience with woodpeckers doing the same thing? Their run is right in the middle of the territory of about 30+ woodpeckers. I have seen them chase squirrels and blue jays, and I would assume they would do the same to a hawk. Has anybody seen this?