Will hawks still attack if run has most but not all covered?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by birdy_num_nums, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. birdy_num_nums

    birdy_num_nums Out Of The Brooder

    May 28, 2008
    I have my run covered with deer netting except for right up against the hen house itself due to needing room for the people door to swing open. So there are some square feet not covered by deer netting. Am I naive to think this will still deter hawks?
  2. nnbreeder

    nnbreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 22, 2008
    A hawk could land on the roof of the coop and just hop to the ground so the answer is yes, they can still get in.
  3. dixygirl

    dixygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
    of course. Why wouldn't it?
  4. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have all but a 4x7 area not covered and if a hawk was hungry, oh yeah they can, but , also, they are not dumb and realize they may be able to get trapped under it. If you have a small area left uncovered, place ribbons (like the kind that move in the wind that gardeners use) or ropes to make the area smaller and less wing space. You must keep in mind that any area left open is a invite to a chicken dinner. Buggers those mean old preditors are!

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