Originally Posted by tweetr1979
Heya all!! Hope everyone is doing well! Sorry to hear about the kitten, hope there is a full recovery, hi to all the new people and their cute lil chicks!
Been MIA the past few days as we got our new house guest, so have been socalising etc He cleans just about as well as my hubby, so that has already lead to a convo with the hubster about making sure his friend cleans up after himself as I am not a maid!
Got THE fright of my life today, was out with the chickens, gave them a bit of a light misting with the hose considering the HORRIBLE humidity, changed their water, added some ice cubes to amuse them, some treats ..... walk back inside, sit down on the couch and hear someone running up the deck out the front followed by frantic banging on the door.
I walk out to find my neighbours daughter and her boyfriend (i think they are about 18-20) and her bf brad goes - I really hate to tell you this but I think a HAWK
just got one of your chickens. So we all rush around to the side of the house - I am all panicy and not thinking straight as all I can think is OMG how am i going to tell my 4yr old that Kofi got killed (it looked like the smallest one) .... then I take a second look at the mess on the grass ........ no barred feathers ..... this info hits my brain something like this ..... no ........ barred ........... FEATHERS!!!!!!!!!!
I am not sure what the bird is - but it was totally a Hawk that got it - Mr or Ms Hawk is no longer around from what I was told & then later saw (I didn't touch it) but I was wondering, what happens regarding the law if a protected bird comes after your animals .... from what I was looking at online - there are 11 types of Hawks/Flacons that are protected ...... anyone have any ideas or should I email game/wildlife about this (well not the incident but to inquire about what I can do)
The chicks were put in their coop, soon after taking this pic and they remained there. I swung by the hardware store on the way home from preschool pick up and got some of that bird netting to put up on either side of the run, from the garage to the trees & got them some meal worms as a treat.
I just couldn't believe how many feathers were off it - Brad, brittanys bf was saying it was just standing on the ground over it, plucking it and biting its neck. Glad he happened to look out the window when he did. I think if we get any raccoons etc i'll be going to him for dispatch till we get a gun!