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Post What is the best way to keep hawks away from my fowls?
I hung a couple of cds on strings outside on the trees but I don't know if that'll keep the hawks away, any ideas? There are about 4-5 hawks that roam my area.

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September 8th, 2011, 6:53 pm
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Post Re: What is the best way to keep hawks away from my fowls?
A good dog. Other than that there isint much.Unless you can set up a skeet range. If they see a easy meal it will be just a matter of time.

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September 8th, 2011, 7:10 pm
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Post Re: What is the best way to keep hawks away from my fowls?
Crows help. Intelligent, protective dog. Allow cover to grow for Asils and Asian gamefowl to use to hide . If you can let large, aggressive Asian Game cock to free range, I have had them nail hawks coming in to nab young, really.

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September 8th, 2011, 8:14 pm
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Post Re: What is the best way to keep hawks away from my fowls?
git u some pigeons an pen them up for a few months then turn them loose an they will help distract them away from your birds ( easy meal )


September 8th, 2011, 9:20 pm
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Post Re: What is the best way to keep hawks away from my fowls?
shmuffs wrote:
git u some pigeons an pen them up for a few months then turn them loose an they will help distract them away from your birds ( easy meal )

I dont raise pigeons any more but when I did and the hawks started harassing my chickens I would let the pigeons fly. I agree, it seemed to work pretty good .....till I ran out of pigeons. :mrgreen:


September 8th, 2011, 9:49 pm
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Post Re: What is the best way to keep hawks away from my fowls?
30.06 works pretty well....lol...just kiddin... I wish they werent protected...I'd like to kill em all...why do we need hawks again?..lol

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September 9th, 2011, 5:14 am
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Post Re: What is the best way to keep hawks away from my fowls?
I wouldn't mind if there were less of em around that's for sure!

Anybody else notice that the hawks seem to go after grey pullets with extreme prejudice? Or is it just me? I've only lost grey pullets to them at this point, penned the last 3 up at this point. Figure they're the smarter ones.


November 9th, 2011, 9:04 pm
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Post Re: What is the best way to keep hawks away from my fowls?
I'd say they go after Grey anything. White absolutely glows in a birds vision, makes Greys, Goldens, Spangles, anything with white or yellow in the plumage the easiest thing to see.


November 9th, 2011, 10:39 pm
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Post Re: What is the best way to keep hawks away from my fowls?
start feeding the crows and blue jays they keep the hawks away trust me poon the blue jays run hawks all day long all it take is a few bird feeders up and a open box on a pole with some whole corn for the crows and in about a month when they learn they food their they be your best hawk watcher

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Post Re: What is the best way to keep hawks away from my fowls?
faile wrote:
I'd say they go after Grey anything. White absolutely glows in a birds vision, makes Greys, Goldens, Spangles, anything with white or yellow in the plumage the easiest thing to see.


I see what your saying, but haven't lost a single stag to them. Only my grey pullets.


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