Hello! I'm Carrottoes (named after the nickname I gave my Rhode Island Red and Wyandotte). My family got our girls in March (we got a cockeral too, a Black and White Crested Polish named D.J. We didn't know he was a boy and my family didn't know that they didn't get sexed either...until he crowed on my lap. He's now at a nice farm that he won't be killed at).
They sure do grow fast! First they're little fluffballs and now they're almost full grown! Having chickens has been a FUN experience! (besides the poop...)
Anyway, we have an Americauna (Peepers), a Wyandotte (Ruth), a Rhode Island Red (Rosie), and an Australorp (Melody).
My family lets them out of the run to play (supervised, of course). They have such a great time, but whenever it seems peaceful, a hawk, crow, raven or osprey (or the occasional cat) seem to come right over and look at our girls. Whenever one comes 'round I play the rooster role and chase them off. What I want to know is are crows, ravens and cats a threat to the chickens? They're almost 4 months old and getting pretty big and this might sound silly, but can an osprey hurt them?