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First video hawk (juvenile female Coopers Hawk) does not provide evidence of hawk harming standard sized adult hen chickens. Bantams and silkies do not make the cut as such. Hen only group also noted.

Second video does implicate hawk engaging an standard sized adult hen chicken in a hen-only group.

Note I write standard sized adult hen chicken. Outcome likely to be very different when adult standard sized rooster chicken(s) involved. Coopers Hawks are the one predator I see roosters are really effective against.

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Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it.

 

 

Reminder to self: August 2021 Check Post #15852 in Show Off Your American Gamefowl

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Originally Posted by centrarchid View Post

First video hawk (juvenile female Coopers Hawk) does not provide evidence of hawk harming standard sized adult hen chickens. Bantams and silkies do not make the cut as such. Hen only group also noted.

Second video does implicate hawk engaging an standard sized adult hen chicken in a hen-only group.

Note I write standard sized adult hen chicken. Outcome likely to be very different when adult standard sized rooster chicken(s) involved. Coopers Hawks are the one predator I see roosters are really effective against.

Gotcha!  Sure wish I could have roosters!

Holwachagot

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I am a game and fish-type. Traps like that are very closely monitored to minmize stress on catch. Rules are pretty strict when comes handling animals these days.


I realize that what you say is true.  But if you want to trap hawks a flock of crows makes the perfect alarm to tell you when you have a guest drop in to stay a spell.

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Originally Posted by centrarchid View Post

First video hawk (juvenile female Coopers Hawk) does not provide evidence of hawk harming standard sized adult hen chickens. Bantams and silkies do not make the cut as such. Hen only group also noted.

Second video does implicate hawk engaging an standard sized adult hen chicken in a hen-only group.

Note I write standard sized adult hen chicken. Outcome likely to be very different when adult standard sized rooster chicken(s) involved. Coopers Hawks are the one predator I see roosters are really effective against.

 

They'll kill hens with roosters. Maybe not as often but it'll happen. My rooster alerted me recently to one getting picked off. He was pretty alarmed by it. But... it happens.

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They'll kill hens with roosters. Maybe not as often but it'll happen. My rooster alerted me recently to one getting picked off. He was pretty alarmed by it. But... it happens.

Everything is about reducing risks / costs. I do not imply absolutes. If you can prevent the majority of losses by employing a rooster and hawks are your biggest taker of birds then roosters are often a suitable approach for preventing losses.

Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it.

 

 

Reminder to self: August 2021 Check Post #15852 in Show Off Your American Gamefowl

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Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it.

 

 

Reminder to self: August 2021 Check Post #15852 in Show Off Your American Gamefowl

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