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Ha! Awesome predator. I have one that lives in my back field and love to hear his takeoff sound. But, I hope you chicken yard does not become a jumbo bird feeder for him....
 

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When are chickens free ranged we could always tell when there was a hawk; all the ladies would end up undercover. We'd look up and there's be a hawk flying over. Now we have them confined and their outside coop has chicken wire over the top.

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The neighbor just harvested the wheat field and then the next day someone came in and was baling the stalks for straw I guess. The hawks seem more interested in stuff the farmers are shaking up than the chickens. I'm sure the dogs are a deterent as well.
 

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The hawks are looking for rats, snakes and rabbits. After baling the straw or hay they just lost all of their hiding spots. Usually have a hawk or two follow me around when I am baling hay just for that reason. Have a buddy that says the coyotes will follow him when mowing hay to grab up the rabbits and rats.
 
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