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    Comment by 'BlueBetween' in article 'Bluebetweens Chicken Coop'

    Thank you, Flaca Chick! (And Joan, too!) It's perfect for 4 chickens... I might put one more in there but that would be pushing it. If I wanted to put more in there, I might make it one or two more feett wider and longer.
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    Look who I found watching my hens today...

    I'm really fortunate that my big black rotty/lab mix LOVES the chickens and thinks she's part of their flock... she hangs out with them, checks on them, is very cautious around them so as not to scare them... they seem to enjoy her too. The day of the hawk in the tree, we were all out there...
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    Look who I found watching my hens today...

    I found some more photos of the sharp-shinned on flickr - some people (In Great Britain) seem to call them sparrow hawks. I do think that is what mine was going for - the wild birds, but I'm still cautious about letting the girls out when I'm not around to keep an eye on them.
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    Look who I found watching my hens today...

    So far I've seen three photos on the internet of the sharp-shin eating - one was a squirrel, one was a mouse, and one was a small wild bird.
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    Look who I found watching my hens today...

    I don't know, I watch the birds a lot. We have feeders and last year we counted species and kept track... If I saw one before, I may have thought it was something else, as I said I didn't really know that it wasn't a regular bird until I zoomed in on it. Now that I've seen it, I'm hearing from...
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    Look who I found watching my hens today...

    oh, I agree, if they are eating rats, I'm very happy ;)
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    Look who I found watching my hens today...

    until yesterday, I didn't even know these little hawks existed in my area. I'm amazed. I wonder what else has been in my backyard since we got the girls... I know there is an eagle nest a few blocks away and I've seen it circle way way above... I've been letting the girls free-range a lot this...
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    Look who I found watching my hens today...

    well, it's a good thing I have big fat hens then, no new chicks for us for awhile, we are at our limit with city rules.
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    Look who I found watching my hens today...

    Thank you G-Man - I just got a new lens today, stepped outside to try to capture some photos of the chickadees - and they were all gone - weird! where did all the birds go - ahaha! what is that! A gift from mother nature for my new lens! But then I zoomed in and realized it looked hawkish... and...
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    Look who I found watching my hens today...

    oh yes! http://www.arkive.org/sharp-shinned-hawk/accipiter-striatus/ - that's what it was, phew!! I feel better now, thank you all :)
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    Look who I found watching my hens today...

    a coopers hawk. can these birds really take down a chicken? it didn't seem all that big - a little bigger than a robin maybe, smaller than a flicker woodpecker....
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    For all you butt fans....fluffy butts that is....

    Daphne, the welsummer? she lays really pretty speckled coppery brown eggs. they are rough to the touch, like sand paper, not smooth like the other girls' eggs.
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