was to let the chooks run around the yard but I cant darn hawks are everywhere! I am building a new run and coop but will never be able to have my chickens free ranging in my yard like I wish. To my friends it does not seem like a big deal but it is to me. My perfect world I would be able to sit sipping iced coffee and watching the little buggers. I have thought about trying various detterents but the yard is big and I would never be able to put netting over it. nd the cooper hawks are relentless checking my yard every few hours sometimes 3 at a time.... there has got to be something that I can do.... but what? how loud does a turky gobble? would it bother neighbors? I know this has been hashed over a hundred times but am I missing something?