A couple of weeks ago, we looked outside and saw a hawk perched upon one of the posts for the fence around our fruit frees. We thought it was kinda weird but now he/she and a buddy have set up permanent residence. There’s almost always one sitting on one of those posts and one either on another post or on the ground looking for something to eat.
The chickens aren’t afraid of them but those hawks keep swooping down around the chicken run. Sometimes the hawks hang out on the limbs right over the coop. I’m getting real aggravated with having them around.
Some evenings when it isn’t too cold, we let the chickens out to run around while we’re out there with them and they especially like to play in the garden area but with these two hawks around, those chickens are staying safely in their pen. You know how badly those hawks would want a chicken for dinner but they can just go find someone else’s chickens . . or maybe catch a raccoon or a groundhog and that would be one less for me to have to catch!