2nd Hawk Attack in two weeks!!

cmom

Hilltop Farm
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Nov 18, 2007
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I had a hawk kill a bird not 10 feet away from me. I had let the birds out and one followed me into the blueberries and the others went back into their covered pen. It happened so fast I didn't have time to react. The hawk did kill her but didn't take her. I did extend my pens out another 10 feet so every pen is 60 ft. deep by around 20 ft. across. I have good heavy duty netting covering my pens. I did have to buy more netting to cover the added space.
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The bird that was in the blueberries with me that was killed was a Rhode Island White large fowl.
 

DuckDuckSook

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Wow! That's crazy. I guess hawks aren't intimidated by size. For the longest time, I thought my black chickens were pretty safe because it seemed to be the brown ones that always got into trouble with predators, but not this time. Everyone is fair game I guess unfortunately. Update: My chicken is okay. She's her normal self. Laying eggs and pecking around. I'm just very very lucky.
 

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