Just heard coyotes the other day too. Makes me nervous about free ranging though. Maybe I'll just keep the chickens in the run haha
Do you think if I have tons of shelter they'll be okay? We have a lot of trees and shrubs but wide open lawn for hunting so I'm thinking if I add some more trees and shrubs or just some structures around the yard they could hide from the hawks?
Coyotes are not a daytime issue here but the hawks sure are.
And these suckers are HUGE. I guess they're hawks? Maybe something else because they are HUGE. I think they're red tails.
But do you think a huge hawk could take down big birds?
I'm getting 2 each of Barred Rock, Black Australorp, Buff Orpington, Easter Egger,and one unknown free one, all female, 9 total. Shipped today.
I didn't think a hawk would touch an Orpington but these suckers are HUGE. White bellies speckled with red. Perhaps juvenile.
Oddly I've never seen them come down on prey though, only circle