hawk problem

Discussion in 'Community Forum' started by corndogggy, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. kymailman98

    kymailman98 10 pointer

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    My grandfather raised chickens in a big way, and he hated hawks with a passion. If you saw one, then you better shoot it, or he would be mad. This was back in the day before they became protected. I raise chickens and they have been a problem for me.
     
  2. KYBOY

    KYBOY 12 pointer

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    Around here back in the day folks would have a "Owl pole" in the chicken yard. Basically a long pole set in the ground, about 12' tall..They would set a trap on top of the pole. When the Owl's or hawks would fly into the chicken yard they would usually first perch on the pole getting caught..Honestly I just write that for useless info's sake. There isn't much one can do really, all raptors are protected..
     
  3. corndogggy

    corndogggy 12 pointer

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    Best I can figure, I'm just going to fence up an old barn of mine and let the cats live in there. That will keep them off my porches too.
     
  4. Iceman35

    Iceman35 12 pointer

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    Why don't you just keep your cats indoors? If you have too many to keep indoors, them maybe you have too many.
     
  5. RLWEBB

    RLWEBB 12 pointer

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    I don't have any chickens and my daughters cats have never been bothered by hawks. We've got quiet a few around here. I've seen them swoop down through a maze of tree limbs chasing and catching song birds. We love watching them and always try to spot them when were driving. I'm sure that if I were in the same situation as some of you I wouldn't like them but I think they're pretty awesome. I'd love to have one mounted but I know there's no chance of that.


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  6. corndogggy

    corndogggy 12 pointer

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    One is too many to keep indoors.
     
  7. ddwhitetails

    ddwhitetails 10 pointer

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    Agreed....LOL!!
     
  8. AteUp

    AteUp 12 pointer

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    I'm always on the hawk's side too. They are everywhere now though. I live in the city, and we have them all over the place.
     
  9. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    make sure the cats are between the end of the gun barrel and the ground, those hawks should be rewarded.
     
  10. nwest

    nwest 12 pointer

    This^^^^^:)
     
  11. 120+

    120+ 12 pointer

    Or you could bury the cats up to the neck. That way they will stay in the yard and the hawks will have a harder time pulling them out.
     
  12. AteUp

    AteUp 12 pointer

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    And lizards. never saw a lizard in the city for 40 years. Last few years they are everywhere. Counted 5 blue tails today while I was cutting grass.
     
  13. corndogggy

    corndogggy 12 pointer

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    Yeah the cat killing jokes are quite funny, especially when we're talking about the pets of a semi-special needs little girl who helped raise them since they were a day old. I find them hilarious myself.
     
  14. buckfever

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    If your goal is to insure that your little girl has a long relationship with those cats, keep 'em indoors.

    http://www.animalbehaviorassociates.com/pdf/RMN_do_cats_need_roam.pdf

    I'd also say it's a little unfair to play the sympathy card on this forum with respect to the "kill the cats" comments. You and everybody else knows that nobody really expected that you had any intentions of actually killing those cats. To be honest, special needs or no special needs kids, I don't want anybody's cats hanging around my house trying to catch/eat the wild birds that come to my many bird feeders and which my family happens to enjoy. I wouldn't care if the cats belonged to Mother Teresa.

    You don't want 'em in your house. I don't want 'em in my back yard. The difference is that they're your cats, not mine.
     
  15. mmayes

    mmayes 12 pointer

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    You know good an well how most people feel about cats. You want sympathy about the cats go talk to Art

    Mayes
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2014

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