Little John...your Pigeons have little chance against the Coopers Hawk. They and the Peregrine Falcon are the fastest of the Bird's of Prey. Keep flying them and they will be picked off, one by one.
Dave... I disagree with your approach and it's my opinion that you are incorrect especially if one values the individual lives of the birds in their care.WRONG, Charis.. it is has been going on for thousands of years, and there are still Pigeons, right? There is NOTHING sadder than a flight type pigeon locked in a Prison. you just need to train, and breed your birds to avoid them... IF Coopers were that GOOD, i would not have Ferals under every Bridge between here and work.... Dave