I am about to start something new using bird feeders. When the songbirds are abundant the smaller hawks (Sharp-shinned and Coopers) start coming in and snatching the songbirds. Adult chickens near bird feeders seem to repel those same smaller bird eating hawks. My adult game chickens will go after those hawks and run them off, sometimes, other times they ignore the hawks even when only a few feet away. I do not know why the variability in chicken response. The problem has been the bird feeders in place were designed for songbirds and not enough spills to satisfy the chickens. I just spent about $100 to setup a larger and heavier duty feeder that I think can support two adult chickens about 6.5 feet up. It will be loaded with a seed mix and possibly meal worms to get the chickens to fly up and use it. The hawks sometimes come in when chickens on ground, but I am wandering they may not do so if chickens are at the height of the hawk's quarry or higher. This will also allow me to do some cool pictures and videos. Overall purpose is to make so family can observe activity when stuck home for much of this winter. I am expecting COVID-19 to make a mess of our in person classes until teachers vaccinated or the surge goes back down naturally. We do not wear protective gear anywhere near enough in my area to moderate the outbreak.